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  1. Hi all, my marina plans over Christmas fell through. Has anyone got an 8m or larger berth for rent either in BBYC or HMB for my 26 foot quarter tonner "Sweathog" please? Happy to pay the going rate. Looking for any dates between 27th December & 15th of January or any dates amongst those.
    Thanks Ian Gabriel iangabriel1968@gmail.com or 027 457 8220
    BBYC member.



    Hi all

    I have a Whiting 26 Quarter Tonner named "Sweathog" moored at Little Bucklands Beach in Auckland. I used to race but am in chilled out cruising mode now! I often have space for a few extra crew.

    I run regular weekend day sails operating from Bucklands Beach.

    Overnight trips are also an option if people are keen.



    If you are interested in finding out more, please message me your email address & mobile number.





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  3. 4 hours ago, CarpeDiem said:

    Multi story apartments to help with the housing crisis?

    So what travel lift options does that leave for yachties in Auckland now?

    • Gulf Harbour Marina
    • Hobsonville Marina
    • Orams (does Orams allow owners to work on their boats?)

    Does Pine Harbour or Bucklands have travel lifts?

    Bucklands Beach has 2 travel lifts at Half Moon Bay. I have used their hard stand for the past 5 years. Great service!

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  4. We have all of our insurance with BNZ underwritten by IAG. All means house, contents, 2 cars, Cavalier 26 keeler, inflatable RIB, RIB trailer & 2 outboards. We have had 5 keelers over the years insured with them including a full $15K right off after the boat slipped her mooring and a couple of other marine claims including theft. We have also had 2 burglaries at home & several car dings. All paid out without any fuss. Some of this may of course be that we have so much cover with them.

  5. I got a brand new main for my Cavalier 26 approx 3 years ago through Brent Gillies at BG Sails in East Tamaki, Auckland. He outsourced it to Hydes in London who I believe have their loft in the Phillipines. I received a fantastic sail with awesome stitching which is still going strong and still looks like new several years later for approx 2 thirds of the price quoted in NZ.

  6. Not exactly in the vicinity of the Bay of Islands but there is a couple who restore old wooden boats at Whangateau near Leigh. Can't remember their names or the name of their business at the present time but I have met them and have seen the awesome work that they do. Maybe ask Sandspit Yacht Club or Lees Boatbuilders for a lead. Cheers Ian

  7. Hi all

    I have a 26 foot keeler moored at Little Bucklands Beach in Auckland. I enjoy weekend cruising either day sails or overnight.

    I often have space on board for an extra crew member or two. If you are interested in finding out more, please message me your email address & mobile number.



  8. We saw 3 Coastguard vessels heading out one behind the other on the same day & around the same time as posted above. One turned back shortly after so I am guessing it was the same boat as this one in distress poor people!


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