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Apologies if this has been posted elsewhere and I've missed it, but I thought that Simon and Mr Wombat might be interested:

"The controversial $10m plan to build a mega-marina between Rose Bay and Point Piper in Sydney has been scuttled by people power and the Land and Environment Court.

The court found the marina would have created 'a wall of boats' that would block public access to and views of the harbour. "

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Sounds like some people Up North have thier priorities all wrong.. obviously they don't own a boat!

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How does a marina with 124 berths equal a "mega-marina"? What a bunch of whiners. Our dinky little marina has space for 1000 boats, and is barely noticeable on the waterfront of our dinky little city.


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Yeah, well.. that's probably why berthing a boat in the country is so horrendously expensive.

Something tells me that it's always been this way - one reason Australia/New Zealand at one stage had the highest percentage of trailable yachts anywhere in the world... back in Richard Hartley's day.

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It wasn't a 124 Berth Marina it was a 124 berth Super Yacht Marina. I havn't mentioned it cos it has nothing whatsoever to do with sailing.

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It wasn't a 124 Berth Marina it was a 124 berth Super Yacht Marina. I havn't mentioned it cos it has nothing whatsoever to do with sailing.


"Mega-marina" = mega-yachts <> real yachts... Ahh, now I get it. Oops!!!...

I'm not used to this newfangled terminology - I thought "mega-marina" meant a big one.. Sorry.

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It's a stolen techie term.

"mega" before = more zeroes after.

(and before the other techies give me a hard time, they just round off the change from the binary math, up or down at their whim)

So, what makes a yacht a mega-yacht - size or cost?
What size or what cost?

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