Out of the water 

Yesterday was a big day for Rehua: annual haul out. She will be getting new antifouling  as well as a general checkup of rudders, bearings, thru hull fittings, rigging, etc.

Tyrii and Seathan sailed the 15 nautical miles from Orakei to Gulf Harbour marina while Aeneas and I drove the car up. Everything went smooth and haul out was one slick operation. In the evening the kids and I took the commuter ferry back to Auckland. It’s not that much fun living on a boat that is on the hard as you can’t use sinks or toilets and there is a lot of dust, paint smells and noise. Mark and Michelle are putting us up and have even arranged for the kids to go to school for a few days, starting tomorrow. They are very excited, and so am I 😉

Rehua leaving Orakei marina on Monday morning

the crane is ready as Rehua approaches

into the loading bay

lift up

shellfish anyone?

quick bottom wash

moving her to her spot on the hard

few crates and poles are holding her up now

we catch the ferry back to Auckland

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