Westsail 32: Kabuki

Getting Ready for our first voyage together.

10 September 2009
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What a weekend

07 September 2009
We managed to get a little bit done on the boat over the weekend. Paul took the anchor windlass ( winch) off for an overhaul. We checked out the cockpit bilge pump, we may need to do an overhaul of that. We adjusted the forestay and staysail stay, as well as cleaned up the furlers. I whipped the ends of the halyards. And we experimented with removing and reconditioning our scupper drains.
I have a day off tomorrow, so will go down to the boat and start a good clean up etc. I can't wait till we move on, it will be a step towards freedom. Paul and I have never been on our own, We have always had children to look after (blended family). It will be like we are just starting out as a couple, we have both been waiting for this forever it seems.
Another photo is attached with a view of Kabuki on her cradle looking down the slipway.
Vessel Name: Kabuki
Vessel Make/Model: Westsail 32 #425
Hailing Port: Whangarei, New Zealand
Crew: Paul Bowling and Wendy Smith
Paul and I have been sailing around Whangarei and the Bay of Islands for the last 14 years. We have owned a few boats in that time, ranging from a 20ft Trailer Sailer to a 36ft New Zealand built Eric Cox design yacht. [...]
Extra: Thought this would be a good way of keeping family and friends up to speed with our progress on getting Kabuki and ourselves ready for the big adventure.
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Kabuki's Photos -


Who: Paul Bowling and Wendy Smith
Port: Whangarei, New Zealand