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Occasionally it's desirable to reduce the draft on your boat, to get over a sand bar for example, or to reduce the height of the mast to fit under a bridge. A common solution to this problem is to heel the boat over by hanging a large weight or pull with a dinghy at right angles to the boat either from the end of the boom held out to the side or from a halyard from the top of the mast.

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Updated: Mar 1

After experiencing our first winter for many years (Covid having kept us in New Zealand) we were happy to feel the tropical sun, balmy wind and be surrounded by warm water once more back in Fiji. Our achy joints could relax and our sweat glands came back to life!

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Updated: Mar 1

After surviving our first New Zealand winter (well just the northland one) and just as blossoms were beginning to sprout on the trees and the smell of spring was in the air, we were finally ready to head back to the tropics.

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