Westsail 32: Kabuki

Getting Ready for our first voyage together.

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Westsail Rudder change

15 December 2007 | Whangarei
While we had Kabuki out of the water in October Paul did a renovation of the rudder. Kabuki had Teak Cheek plates on her rudder, under this was 4mm stainless steel which had gone rusty.
Paul removed the old stainless and teak, and replaced it with 6mm stainless steel sheets. We did not like the idea of this being in one piece so we had two pieces made up.
You will see from the photo's how Paul did it. It feels really strong, and looks 100% better than the rust streaked rudder we had before. We decided not to replace the teak as we felt it was only cosmetic anyway.
Anyway we are getting ready for christmas and our holiday, can't wait only a week to go........
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