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  1. Thank you for all the good advice. We went out this morning and encountered some decent, uncomfortable wind and cross swell. Motoring with the storm gib up. We hit out from GH in waiheke's direction to ride the swell better. Turning across to Kawau when we could make the gap. Sarah had a few moments but I told her we would turn around if it got any worse and we would just see how it was around the corner. Fortunately by the time we turned across the top of Whangaparoa and headed North we were riding/surfing the swells and running with the wind, on a slight angle okay. So thanks to
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  2. Great Merc was similar yesterday.
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  3. Play it safe and wait for a glamour day/s I reckon . My wife was very timid for the first 6 months of owning our first boat . she would aching muscles from tensing up when the boat heeled more than 10 degrees . I have had some of my best boat surfs between Whangaparoa and kawau when there was no swell in the forecast . The chop in that area can get really nasty in a solid SW breeze . we discovered by accident that racing was the best way for her to overcome her fear of the boat heeling . A busy boat with a public audience and giving her a job to do really calmed things down . She woul
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  4. Y'all lucky buggers making me jealous...the wind last couple days would have blown me all the way north with joy....but I'm stuck at GH Marina trying to get the last job(s) done so I can go blinking sailing...still, maybe I'll miss all the anchorages filled with the Riverias manned by Captain Piddlemarks by the time I do get going
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