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Tagged With: rudder fabrication

new zealand ~ haul-out & maintenance, the good & the bad

February 11 – March 14, 2014 Other than the brief beaching in Opua for the thru-hull repair, it had been nearly two years since our last haul-out.  Along with a small handful of maintenance jobs, the ole gal was in need of some bottom paint, and  it was also high time to give her steel … Continue reading »

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tonga ~ lost a rudder!

September 27 – October 20, 2013 I was in the galley.  Wil motioned for me to follow him into the cockpit and down the port transom.  He grabbed me by the shoulders and turned me toward the starboard transom.  I saw it instantly.  Beneath the starboard transom there was nothing but clear blue water and … Continue reading »

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