"They told me to wear a wetsuit and booties. What they should have said was: ""Wear a full diving bell with chain mail gloves. And chest armour. You are going to be riding a raging bull that flies above – and sometimes under – the water at thirty-five knots. And all you have to hang on to is a bit of netting,” wrote Ben Gladwell in September 2012.
Most outboard powered craft use mechanical steering and throttle/shift control cables. They are simple and reliable, but require proper maintenance if they are to survive a winter layover, writes Norman Holtzhausen.
When Tauranga’s Richard Parkinson was coerced into buying a boat, he stumbled across an unfinished project that had been sitting idle in a nearby shed for some 30 years – and under the dust discovered a gem.
It’s one of the most hidden, overlooked and ignored items on your boat – but also one of the most critical links in a safe, good night’s sleep, writes Matt Vance. Images courtesy of Ramnäs Bruk AB, Sweden.
A major cause of corrosion in your diesel's cooling system is often an unexpected culprit - the engine coolant.
When the J111 Django left Fiji for Auckland in early July with skipper Ben Costello and crew Bex Hielkema and Andrew Cooke, the forecast was clear, but just a few hundred miles from home, the light winds became fresh, then frightening.
When a Northland sailor was reunited with letters she’d written to her father some 40 years ago, it rekindled the horror of losing her yacht – and nearly her life – on the African coast.
Jetski fishing and exploring with Kawasaki on the Kaipara Harbour.
Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf is rightly considered one of the best reasons to live in and around the country’s most populated region. But some argue it’s a festering sore.
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