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Adventures of our DE38
02/02/2015, Otaio Bay New Zealand

Boat chore day. Heading to Russell tomorrow so we can be in town for Waitangi Day on Friday. Starts Thursday night with a free concert followed by a festival all day Friday. Waitangi day is a public holiday held each year on 6 February to celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand's founding document, on that date in 1840. Going for a full moon hike tonight. Maybe we'll see or at least hear some Kiwi birds.

Rewired the instrument panel again. Got the oil alarm to work but the fuel gauge, water gauge and fuel shut switch still does not work. I have a new fuel gauge and will buy a new temp sender and fuel shut off switch when we get into Russell tomorrow. The outboard issue (overheating) was just a clogged intake screen. I have ordered new impeller just to have one on hand. Just to tell you........

01/19/2015, Opua, NZ

Our inflatable kayak found a good home. Had it listed on TradeMe and there was a bidding war. Got twice what we wanted and it turns out the guy who bought it was only 3 boats away from us!

Julie completed the starboard side pin rails and the butterfly hatch today. Sanded and oiled. So much easier with a sander.

Ah yes, Summer in NZ
12/15/2014, Opua, NZ

Gale force winds brought down the internet all day. Finally came back up. Still blowing 20+knts. Waves breaking over the boat even on the mooring. Supposed to be another 2 days of this. Will venture into town tomorrow. Need to get to Pahia before 10am to catch the free bus ride into KeriKeri where they have the larger grocery stores. Dinghy ride in should be adventurous even though it's just in to the wharf. Will catch a cab to Pahia to catch the bus.

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