Westsail 32: Kabuki

Getting Ready for our first voyage together.

10 September 2009
07 September 2009
03 September 2009 | Norsand
01 September 2009
27 August 2009
25 August 2009
20 August 2009
18 August 2009
13 August 2009
10 August 2009
05 August 2009 | Whangarei
29 July 2009
18 July 2009 | Home
14 July 2009 | Whangarei
06 July 2009
26 June 2009 | Capitaine Bougainville Theatre
24 June 2009 | Whangarei Library
21 June 2009 | Town Basin

Solar array

12 November 2007 | Town Basin
Paul has put the Solar Panels on Kabuki, they are mounted on the stainless steel lifelines by the cockpit. They fit well there, but spoil the lines of the boat (some sacrifices have to be made). Paul went for 2 x 40 watt panels, we are not huge power consumers, and we wanted them to be small enough to move and store if required.
As you can tell Kabuki is Paul's project, I chip in every now and then with a canvas project, or "holding the other end of that bolt" thing. Paul is quite happy to potter away on his own. It is the small things that take the longest sometimes. Like the hand sink pump in the head. It was not working and we sent away for new parts/service kit, it took a couple of weeks to get it sorted.
I am halfway through the Revue at the Octagon theatre, we have had good reviews. But i will be pleased when it is finished, it takes a lot out of you.

Anyway cheers for now
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.


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