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.....

Friday, March 8, 2013


Back in Whangarei- three months cruise done-747 NM and here is the first thousand miles done since refit. The only problem was a loose wire to rev counter, easily fixed.
The last passage was interesting. Was from Gt. Barrier Is. to whangarei -43nm.7 hours, but what was more interesting was the fuel consumption - 28.8 lt !
This was due to carrying the jib and mainsail in 20kts southerly, a beam reach in knobbly seas. 6.3kts but revs reduced to 1100, then 1250. Usually run at 1500.Our usual consumtion for this passage is 39 to 40 litres.
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