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    Posted: 14 Nov 2017 at 5:56pm
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A Coastguard membership is arguably an essential item if you're heading out on the briny.
 
We've been talking to our mates at Northern Regional Coastguard and they are really keen to get some feedback from our forum members.
 
If you have a membership, for how long and the benefits you see in having it?
 
If you don't have a membership they'd be interested to know if you're thinking about getting one & if you have any questions about membership.
 
Finally, anyone who's actually been assisted by the Coastguard, they'd love to hear your stories in this thread.

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Over 8 years, but hey as a volunteer for them I obviously see the value in it!
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Coastguard membership... bit like a Locator beacon... Hope i never have to use them, although my PLB has been set off 2x. I have been a CG member for 2 years as a bit of my boating recently has been off shore,  and had a PLB for 20 ? years.
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3 years & wouldn't be without it.
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Well Grant I have used their services. Been a member ,still a member,took wife out fishing about 18 months ago and the motor stopped pumping water.(found spare impeller after the event)called coastguard up,they arrived within a hour and towed us from Mellons Bay up the tamiki river to PT England.Then they came along side and barged us to our mooring in panmure. Well worth the $115 membership,which is valid for to use on anyone elses vessel I may be onboard and require assistance.

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Member for 10 (?) years. I've never needed their rescue service, and hopefully never will, but that's fine - nice to know they will be there if I ever need them, even if I'm not on my own boat. Membership is a worthy annual donation to a great organisation (with the benefit of avoiding a tow home fee if you do need them Wink)  

   
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Member for years not used for breakdowns yet but appreciate peace of mind and used trip report for bar crossings a lot - big thumbs up from me Thumbs Up!
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I brought my membership 2 weeks before finalizing the purchase of my first boat so ive been a member for 11 months, obviously i see it as an essential and once i have the spare cash ill definitely be buying a lifetime membership! 

whether i ever use them or not im happy to donate to coast guard.  

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I have always been a member until a year ago and I forgot to renew my membership on time. I wanted to go fishing one day and hoped I could update my membership before I headed out. I tried to do do it online but was unable to as my membership had expired by a month. Called their number and they said I had to call back after 8.30 or 9am. Really in this day and age I cant resubscribe over the internet. Very poor service.
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Been a member at Pauanui Tairua for 8 years and am more than happy to pay the annual fee. They provide an outstanding serbice and I wouldn't consider heading out without giving them a call.
However I don't wear my life jacket as much as I should and often get a tune up from the more sensible younger members of the crew.
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Hi Grunta,
I recently purchased my first boat and am definitely considering joining - I heard an ad on the radio last night (Radio Sport) on the way home, and it sounds like a good deal.
I plan to do a day skipper's course, even though I've been going out on other people's boats for years and I'm relatively familiar with the boating rules etc. I'm sure I will learn something.
I often see the volunteers training or doing real missions out from Howick Beach and I think they do a great job, often a thankless one at times, i'm sure.
I just wish they had the legal teeth to nail the idiot jetskiers and water ski boaties in our area as well - or maybe bow-mounted water cannons!!

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As a game fisher person find coastguard useless as the 12 mile thingy makes it a waste of time, had to deal with this last year off the manakau had to fart arse around waiting for a mate who was a member to organise a tow WHAT A JOKE . if it costs to much give the opportunity to get cover for it ....I'm not paying to cover retards falling out of duck punts.....
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Originally posted by Clutch Clutch wrote:

I have always been a member until a year ago and I forgot to renew my membership on time. I wanted to go fishing one day and hoped I could update my membership before I headed out. I tried to do do it online but was unable to as my membership had expired by a month. Called their number and they said I had to call back after 8.30 or 9am. Really in this day and age I cant resubscribe over the internet. Very poor service.
had same issue last january,joined ad a new member payment went through no problem,new years day,sorted it out with them a day later and they transferred over to my old membership,as long as you paid your covered.
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As a game fisher person find coastguard useless as the 12 mile thingy makes it a waste of time, had to deal with this last year off the manakau had to fart arse around waiting for a mate who was a member to organise a tow WHAT A JOKE . if it costs to much give the opportunity to get cover for it ....I'm not paying to cover retards falling out of duck punts.....
Interesting comment, guess your 1st boat must have been an offshore weapon and you possessed all of your knowledge from day 1 ?
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Originally posted by full sacks full sacks wrote:

....I'm not paying to cover retards falling out of duck punts.....

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Ive been a member for probably 7 years plus. I have been towed once (broken steering cable) and was on-board a mates boat who received assistance all within a one week period. Would not be without the membership, I support most of their raffles also. The recent addition of a free/cheap dayskipper makes the whole thing a no-brainer really the membership is such good value. As said here before big ups to the men and woman who put their lives in danger to rescue us. 

Full sacks you should check the 12mile 'rule' I dont think it is as black and white as it may appear. The only suggestion I could make in terms of improvemnt would be the ability to buy the raffle tickets online and/or have them for sale around the community/malls etc. 
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Been a member for 2 years, haven't needed them yet but took advantage of the Day Skippers course discount etc.

Would be good to be able to buy raffle tickets online.

Here's a link outlining the T&C's around assistance, relevant bits on page 4.
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Member since I first got a boat (6 years?)
Never had cause to use it, but did get a free ride from Coastguard back when the Canterbury was sunk......accompanied a poorly person back to Paihia then back to watch the boat sink.
Fully support them, and, 12 miles? How far should they go if you break down ???
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Became a member when I bought my boat 12 years ago - would not consider going out without it. Never had to use it and hope I never do. 
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I have been a member of Northern Region Coastguard for the past 14 years and recently purchased the 3 year membership. 
Before that I had been a regular participant in their excellent training courses, VHF, Boatmasters to Oceans Yachtmaster (Cert #192). 
Earlier this year they were very helpful in obtaining my RYA CEVNI International Certificate for Operator of Pleasure Craft for Inland and Coastal Waters - yes we went cruising on the canals and rivers of Europe. Coastguard and RYA was a ****e fight relationship to work through - our Coastguard is a much more sensible training organisation to work with - good folk at HQ.

I have been a member of Whitianga Coast guard as well as Northern Region. But now everything is run through Auckland, so being a joint member is no longer necessary.
So I am presently reconsidering this membership. 
I remain a member of Barrier Radio - Emmy does a really great service. Nothing like dealing with the locals.

I have never ever called up and asked for a tow. And it is my intention that this should never happen - touch wood -  but you need to drive a diesel powered wooden boat.
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