RPNYC Rum Race – 26 Feb 2021

Crew: Geoff, Grant, Murray, Juliet, Mark. Forecast: Today: Variable 5 knots but southerly 10 knots about the south coast. Becoming variable 5 knots everywhere this evening. Sea slight. Poor visibility in morning drizzle, clearing then fine. Very light conditions in the inner harbour today. Geoff, Mark and Kay went out for a training sail earlier in... Continue Reading →

EBYMBC Marangi Cup – 13 Feb 2021

Crew: Geoff, Peter, Lorna. Forecast: Variable 5 knots. Northerly 10 knots developing this morning, rising to 15 knots this afternoon. Sea slight. Fine. Low tide - 1340 hrs. We cast off from Chaffers at 1100 hrs. Hoisted the No. 1 Light Genoa and Mainsail to sail across to Point Jenningham and then rigged up the spinnaker... Continue Reading →

Quick Slip – 2 Feb 2021

Crew: Geoff. Forecast: Southerly 10-15 knots. Sea slight. Fine. Motored Halo round to Evans Bay arriving at the slip and onto the travel lift at 1345 hrs. Hull was in pretty good condition since the last clean six months ago in September. Most growth was under the keel, and rudder, around the prpp and shaft, and... Continue Reading →

Oriental Bay Fishing Trip – 31 Jan 2021

Crew: Geoff, Graciela, Jenny, Jono, Isabelle and Max. Forecast: Southerly 10 knots easing to variable 5 knots early this evening. Northerly 10 knots developing late evening. Sea slight. Fine. Isabelle and Max 's first fishing adventure! They'd read stories of people going fishing so we decided to take them out to Oriental Bay to give them... Continue Reading →

EBYMBC Shiralee Cup – 30 Jan 2021

Crew: Geoff, Albrecht, John, Juliet, Hamish. Forecast: Southerly 20 knots but 25 knots gusting 35 knots about the south coast. Becoming southerly 15 knots but southeast 20 knots about the south coast this afternoon, and variable 5 knots everywhere this evening. Rough sea about the south coast, easing this afternoon. Chance of a morning shower, otherwise... Continue Reading →

Kau Bay Sail and Raft-up – 29 Dec 2020

Crew: Geoff, Peter, Malcolm. Forecast: Southerly 10 knots, rising to 15 knots this morning, easing to variable 5 knots this evening. Sea slight. Cloudy periods, but long afternoon fine spells. With the weather finally settling down after the Christmas storms, we arranged with Paul on Temptation to do a combined harbour sail and raft-up. Peter and... Continue Reading →

Mākaro/Ward Island – 21 Dec 2020

Crew: Geoff, Graciela, Jenny, Isabelle and Max. Today: Southerly 15 knots, easing to 10 knots this afternoon. Becoming northerly 10 knots this evening. Sea slight. Cloudy periods. First time this season taking out Isabelle and Max on Halo. We departed Chaffers Dock at 1245 hrs and hoisted the Mainsail and No. 2 Jib. With Graciela on... Continue Reading →

Nanni Engine Annual Service – November 2020

Annual service inspection by Travis at TS Marine Ltd as per manufacturer’s recommendations:Drain the gearbox oil and flush several times before setting level. Remove and inspect impeller and replaced. Clean out water strainer.Replace drive belt.Repaired broken bracket holding relays etc.Clean and touch-up blue paint.Test start battery. Failed load test. Engine hours: 396. Parts:Racor 500 seriessecondary fueldrive belt... Continue Reading →

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