Mason Bay

The rebirth and conversion of a New Zealand fishing boat-and maybe her further adventures. Other boats and observations will happen from time to time.....

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

So we departed Lyttleton towards Gisborne. However off the Kaikoura coast wind from NE and up to 25kts.Kept going at 1600 revs but dropped off a few waves and started to leak. Reefed the revs down to 1300 and speed down to 4kts and more in tune with the seas.But the leak stayed with us so we scrambled in to Wellington ahead of the southerly change.Pulled in to Seaview marina at 2am. Next day arranged for a haulout-what an obliging Marina!.Lifted in the Travellift for aday and spotted the leak. Actually hard to miss, looked like the Niagra Falls! Recaulked and tingled a few spots and back in and away that afternoon for Gisborne.One crew left due to time constraints.

To be cont........

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