Westsail 32: Kabuki

Getting Ready for our first voyage together.

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Splice away

10 June 2008 | Whangarei
Kia Ora, and Happy New Year/Matariki

Well I taught myself how to splice an eye into a rope yesterday.
I had made a canvas bucket, as described by the Pardeys in "Cost conscious cruiser", and was waiting for Paul (The Sailor) to eye splice the handle (bail) onto the bucket and then attach the heaving line with an eye splice.
Now, I made this bucket a good 3 months ago, and the rope action wasn't a happening thing. So I decided to just have a go myself, it turned out really well. Paul was quite surprised and even accused me of getting someone else to do it. Ha Ha Ha
Now I would include a photo of my splendiferous job but ?!#$ there are no batteries in the ?!#%camera.
Will get some batteries tomorrow and remedy the lack of photo.

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