Westsail 32: Kabuki

Getting Ready for our first voyage together.

10 September 2009
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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

We have sun at last

02 August 2008 | Whangarei
Sun, with some showers
After a week from hell on the weather front, the sun has at last come out, and we are starting to dry up. We have had 3 Lows go through in the last week. The first was a "weather bomb", the second was a "sub-tropical low" and the third was a "detonator" according to our weather man Jim Hickey. There has been flooding, slips, tree's uprooted, roof's lifted, people killed, trucks blown over, you name we had it. But as the song said "the sun will come out tomorrow"
Paul and I have finished making up the Lee Cloth arrangement for the fold down double berth on Kabuki. It involved much discussion and wine to come up with the plan of attack. Paul is now making locks for all the draws and cupboards on the boat. We have to make sure that the cupboards etc do not fly open if the boat rolls. This is a requirement of our Category 1 certificate, even though we would do it anyway.
We are hoping to get the boat into a boat builder soon to get a turtle built over our companionway hatch. This will stop the waves from coming up under our hatch and into the cabin.
Anyway enough about the boat, at work I have at last incorporated my love of singing with my love of books. I have been delivering books to different Rest Homes around Whangarei for some time now, I have also been singing at Resthomes for years. I have now been able to combine the two, I have become the singing Mobile Librarian. My work seems to be quite happy to support me in this, the residents at the Rest Homes just love it.
What a great job eh!!!!
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