Westsail 32: Kabuki

Getting Ready for our first voyage together.

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Can we do it???

06 April 2008 | Whangarei
Well we are having to get serious about taking the boat offshore. Even though it is a year away, there is a lot to do and get. We have made a list (i love lists) of all the things we need to do to and get for the boat before we go.
The amount of money we need to spend was a bit of a shock, but it is all stuff we need to get our Category 1 clearance for sailing offshore. Regulations for New Zealanders going offshore from New Zealand are very strict, the same does not apply for other oversea's yachts.
Paul and I managed to replace the rubber seals in the forward Port holes in the cabin top on the weekend and I have also finished the canvas cover for the forward hatch (a bit rough). But we did not accomplish much else. We are hoping to get a new Main hatch Turtle built by a boat builder in a few months time, at present the main hatch is not enclosed in a turtle at all.
Oh well, it will all be worth it in the end, 5 months in the islands Yeah ha.

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