Category Archives: haulouts

Catching Up in New Zealand

First, my profuse apologies for not updating this more.  I’ve been writing, but writing fiction, not blogging. That’s been taking a lot of my time. The good news is I’ve written something like 130,000 words since last July. But very few of those words ended up in this blog. Whether Read On..

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Hard Times in New Zealand

The day I have dreaded for weeks has almost arrived.  Tomorrow at 1:00 in the afternoon we’re pulling Evenstar for a week and putting her on stands on the hard. Hopefully no more than a week. We’re doing this for a few reasons, but mostly because we are getting the Read On..

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Look Ma, No Engine!

If you’ve followed this blog you will know that the generator – a Westerbeke 6.0 kw diesel – has been the bane of my existence almost since the day we left cruising.  If there was one “do-over” for this whole experience, it would have been to yank this stupid, leaky, Read On..

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Camp Evenstar

Our home is out of the water and has been for a couple of weeks now.  We pulled Evenstar in Opua to get some much-needed work done.  The basic list is: New standing rigging.  All the wires that hold the mast up are original to the boat and need replacing.  Read On..

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Or so say our friends across the pond when something is messed up a fair amount.  Bollocksed-up works too, but sadly there is nothing on the boat called a “Seabollocks” because it sounds like there should be. Getting the boat hauled on schedule and getting the bottom painted all proceeded Read On..

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It’s Officially Summer!

Well, not in the formal sense. But it’s always been my opinion that it’s summer “as long as the boat’s in the water.” Since we wet stored this year I had to amend that a bit to mean “as long as the boat is uncovered.” Well, the shrink wrap came Read On..

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