Category: Boat Brief

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Run aground?

Run aground?

Not all groundings are serious – some result in nothing more than the removal of a little anti-fouling paint. But with more significant cases it pays to know how to proceed.

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Want seaweed with that?

Want seaweed with that?

Supplementing your diet with seaweed could relieve medical problems such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), metabolic syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease, say researchers at the Nelson-based Cawthron Institute.

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Resuscitating IRC

Resuscitating IRC

Keelboat owners planning to participate in the Bay of Islands Sailing Week in January are being encouraged to get IRC certificates as the event prepares to host the IRC Nationals for what could be the last time.

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Is this how it all ends?

Is this how it all ends?

Everyone knows of a boatie living in a proverbial rust bucket, but this colloquialism could soon be redefined in the Czech Republic’s capital, Prague, where a decaying ship is to become part of a proposed apartment block.

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Food from the sea

Food from the sea

Akarana Eatery is Auckland’s latest waterfront restaurant. It’s in Royal Akarana Yacht Club’s new home in Okahu Bay and, in addition to the glorious setting and sumptuous menu, it marks the beginning of a significant community-based initiative.

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Keeping the coast clean

Keeping the coast clean

A staggering 12,000 litres of rubbish was collected from Auckland’s Hobson Bay in 2.5 hours by 130 volunteers taking part in the Outboard Boating Club (OBC) and Sea Cleaners coastal clean-up event in June.

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25 YEARS AT MARITIME MUSEUM

25 YEARS AT MARITIME MUSEUM

Two men who share a love for the sea are celebrating their 25th year as volunteers at the New Zealand Maritime Museum. Roger Hames and Bob Hawkins have been mainstays at the museum almost since it first opened its doors in 1993. Roger, a former chartered accountant, volunteers as a model boat maker every Thursday....