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Marlborough sounds are the only place a friend of mine ever had his mast smack the water and that was when he was anchored.Can get some massive blasts of wind in there.

I sailed out of Mana and for many years the sounds were our home cruising grounds. I should be able to answer any questions about the sounds that you may have. Wheels is a local as well, and a few oth

Anchoring in the sounds is fine. There are heaps of anchorages, it’s just different to the hauraki Gulf. It’s common practice in the sounds to anchor close in, and use a stern line to a tree on shore.

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Looking to fill in a couple of months over summer before (finally) heading north next winter.  I've sailed Nelson Sailing Week and really enjoyed the area so it has been on the list for a while.  Gives us a bit of a shakedown as well, we've been in refit mode for far too long.

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Otou cove is made up of high land dropping to a rocky spit that connects to the islet that makes the most eastern point. So you sit in breeze if it's from the north. Really pretty spot in settled conditions.

We chartered a yacht... a big luxurious h28 it was,in marlborough sounds 30 years ago, that was fun. My comment was just that, and making conversation. I'd like to have another look in my own boat sometime.

 

I see the pic now. Yes, anchor in the sand. Really clear water ...quite tropical clear.

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Right under North cape?

We are planning to do a more or less non stop trip from AKL to the Three Kings in the coming season, just to shakedown a bunch of upgrades and fixes. Any suggestions on the best time and conditions ? I had heard that a SW was best or maybe a Westerly, I suppose March is the most settled but its nice to have a decent breeze too.

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Looking to fill in a couple of months over summer before (finally) heading north next winter.  I've sailed Nelson Sailing Week and really enjoyed the area so it has been on the list for a while.  Gives us a bit of a shakedown as well, we've been in refit mode for far too long.

I had someone the other day tell me to put you in touch with them as they know all about the ins n outs of the Sounds

 

........ but I can't remember who it was....... :wtf:

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I sailed out of Mana and for many years the sounds were our home cruising grounds. I should be able to answer any questions about the sounds that you may have. Wheels is a local as well, and a few others lurking around. Post any questions on here and I'm sure you'll get good answers.

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