C A R I N T H I A

Welcome to S/V Carinthia's Sailblog :

12 December 2012 | Gulf Harbour, Whangaparoa, New Zealand
01 December 2011 | Fiji - New Zealand
27 September 2011 | South Coast Vanua Levu, Fiji
26 June 2011 | Fiji, Lautoka
12 May 2011 | Malolo Island
30 April 2011 | Manoriki
02 January 2011 | Gulf Harbor, Whangaparoa
15 June 2010 | Whangarei NZ
09 June 2010 | whangarei nz
15 May 2010 | Whangarei, New Zealand
19 April 2010 | Gulf Harbor Marina
11 March 2010 | Auckland New Zealand
27 February 2010 | Auckland New Zealand
07 January 2010 | New Zealand
01 January 2010 | Auckland New Zealand
09 December 2009 | Auckland New Zealand
13 November 2009 | 40 nm to Opua New Zealand
09 November 2009 | en route to New Zealand

Boom goes the Boom

09 November 2009 | en route to New Zealand
Dietmar Petutschnig
It was a sobering sound - a loud boom and I scuttled up to the fly bridge of Carinthia. The boom was torn at the part where the preventer was attached to the last 3rd of the boom.

A simple mistake - a terrible ordeal - 700 n.m. from New Zealand in on eof the worst seas and no more methods to raise the main.

Good news - we have plenty of fuel to motor there - or so we hope - Bad news - in order to head directly for Opua we are bashing [ straight into SW waves and winds ] so we need to slow down - 2.5 - 3 knots in these high seas - so our daily average is dropping to 70 nm and even though we are "only" 300 n.m. out it will take us 4 maybe even 5 days to get there.

Every day adds the odds of a weather bomb and further slowing of the trip. So keep you fingers crossed - the waves low and the winds modest. There are currently 24 yachts on the morning Big Momma Net - vessels en route to New Zealand from Tonga -

We are the ones with the broken boom.

Good news is Sparcraft is ready with a replacement boom in Auckland so a new boom will be had before Xmas.

Boom goes the boom -

The adventure continues.
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Vessel Name: Carinthia
Vessel Make/Model: Lagoon 444 #258
Hailing Port: Las Vegas
Crew: Dietmar / Suzanne / Vienna / Kurt
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