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

Back to work

22 January 2008 | Whangarei
Well we have weathered the remnants of cyclone Funa without a scratch. The cyclone ventured into the Tasman Sea and faded to a deep low. The Middle of the North Island seemed to weather the worst of it. Up in the North we had about 29 degree's celsius and 100% humidity. It reminded me of living in Darwin Australia.
Sir Edmund Hillary was cremated today, I only got to see the service on the news, but that was enough to see me in tears. He was a truly great Man.
Paul and I replaced some of the sealant between the deck and hull joints on Kabuki. We are hoping it will help some of the leaks we have. We were talking to Melissa and Rob(?) from Odessa (Westsail 32 as well) and they said that it is only a temporary thing, All Westsails leak apparently. Oh well whats a bit of water anyway.
I started back at work on Monday, it was as though I had not been away. The Library Bus still looked alright, they had not mistreated Her while I was away.

Cheer for now am off to hear more about Sir Ed.
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