Category: December 2021

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Jeff’s gift for the future

Jeff’s gift for the future

Jeff’s grandad taught him to sail in the North Sea. He knows what it means to brave rough weather to help others – he’s been a volunteer Coastguard crew member for 10 years. Jeff says Coastguard is a close-knit family where volunteers help anyone who is in trouble at sea. “Helping someone is amazing. When...

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Gloss Boats at Marine Park

Gloss Boats at Marine Park

GLOSS BOATS IS SETTING UP SHOP BESIDE THE TAMAKI RIVER Gloss Boats Marine Spraying Specialists LTD (GBMS) is opening a new facility at Tamaki Marine Park, Auckland’s latest marine precinct development, now taking shape beside the Tamaki River. “Gloss Boats has a long-established relationship with the owners and management team of Tamaki Marine Park, so...

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NAVY YACHTS BENEFIT FROM VOLVO UPGRADE

NAVY YACHTS BENEFIT FROM VOLVO UPGRADE

THE ROYAL NEW ZEALAND NAVY’S FLEET OF CHICO 40 YACHTS HAS BEEN REPOWERED AND IS READY TO GET BACK TO WORK AS SOON AS COVID RESTRICTIONS ALLOW. Ovlov Marine has fitted each of the three yachts with a new 50hp Volvo D2 diesel engine and 130S saildrive, to keep them in top working order for...

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Cyclone storms in

Cyclone storms in

Cyclone, Raymarine’s latest solid-state open-array radar, delivers rugged performance and unmatched situational awareness in an innovative and stylish package crammed with technology. Available in 3-, 4- and 6-foot array spans and two power output options, there’s a Cyclone radar for every vessel, including trailer boats. Due to space and styling constraints, smaller vessels including trailer...

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A trailer boat launch and recovery checklist

A trailer boat launch and recovery checklist

A new regular column with Andrew Flanagan from Powerboat Training NZ, this issue looks at the basics to cover off before setting out in your trailer boat. Boat launching ramps can be chaotic at times, especially during periods of heavy use. Observing the comings and goings of trailer-boaters at any busy boat ramp on a...

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Deadly dropper rigs

Deadly dropper rigs

Novice anglers who read last month’s Boating NZ may now be the proud owners of a new spinning outfit and destined (hopefully) for ‘bait-fishing greatness’. The simplest way to get a return on this investment is to use a ledger or dropper rig. This consists of a streamlined sinker tied to one end of the...

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The way of a waka

The way of a waka

TAKING A PADDLE IN THE WORLD OF WAKA AMA Paddling waka ama is boating at its most basic. But maybe the most physically beneficial, satisfying and fun too. Sitting waist-deep in a thin fibreglass shell that leaps through the water with each pull of the paddles is a pleasant physical workout performed in the open...

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