Category: June 2021

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MAKE IT A MINI

MAKE IT A MINI

The QuickX3 Mini Gyro made its New Zealand debut at the recent Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show, mounted in the belly of the new Tino Marine 770 AMPH amphibious vessel. Just 42cm2 and producing an unmatched 3900Nm of anti-roll torque, this tiny gyro-stabiliser is ideal for trailer boats and small sport vessels. The fully self-contained, air-cooled...

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SECOND SKIN

SECOND SKIN

ZHIK’S 2021 edition Z-Skin Top is one of the thinnest-ever skinfitting neoprene tops. The perfect performance top for wakeboarding, paddling, body boarding or surfing, it can be teamed with a wetsuit, leggings or board shorts. The ergonomically cut Z-Skin Top acts as a protective ‘second skin’ during active use, shedding water, shielding the wearer from...

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Yesterday’s Charm

Yesterday’s Charm

When Mason Clippers were advertised in Sea Spray magazine in the ‘60s the byline read: “The world’s finest powerboat – for those people in the position to demand it.” New Zealand, at that stage, was a nation that prided itself on being egalitarian and such statements were only for the bold or foolish.

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The beauty of junk

The beauty of junk

There are books and then there are dangerous books. Dangerous books cannot be forgotten and can change your life. Sailor/author Annie Hill wrote a dangerous book called Voyaging on a Small Income and it’s up there with the Edmonds Cookbook for life-changing impact.

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TRUMPY ICON FOR SALE

TRUMPY ICON FOR SALE

Launched in 1947, an elegant motor launch designed and built by one of America’s best-loved naval architects is on the market after a three-year, US$4m restoration that’s recreated her original splendour. Her price? Half of that.

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SAFE ANCHOR

SAFE ANCHOR

Burnsco’s soft anchor bag is especially designed for personal watercraft (PWCs). Easily stored in the front hatch, it won’t damage the gelcoat. Simply fill the bag with sand or a few stones and clip the floating line to the front of the PWC. This allows you to anchor just off the beach, so that wave...

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SLEEP TIGHT

SLEEP TIGHT

Kakapo Linen makes high-quality, customised bedwear for boats and RVs. Born out of the founders’ desire for bedwear to fit the odd mattress shapes and sizes of their caravan, Kakapo Linen began creating custom designs for others in a refurbished home garage. Kakapo Linen now works out of premises in Rangiora’s Arlington Shopping Complex. Custom...

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KEEP ACTIVE

KEEP ACTIVE

The importance of protecting your skin from harmful UV, even in cloudy conditions, is well understood. Using a fine gauge, soft interlock weave, Zhik’s UVActive fabric is highly durable, snag resistant and antistatic. It blocks out 99.5% of UVA and UVB – far exceeding UPF 50+ rating – even when wet. Ideal for boating and...

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