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George! The new cat in town

Well after much thinking, conversation and a small impulse one afternoon we have George. It is so nice having a small companion onboard. We aren't cruising around the world, yet, but even though we aren't doesn't mean we didn't think this through. Having a small one...

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32 Amp Shore Power and our 16 Amp Boat

As with any house move, there is always the expectation that SOMETHING will go wrong, even if it's just something minor. When we moved to Fairway Bay, we knew that would be no exception. Moving a boat is a little easier than moving house, and significantly less...

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Electro-Scan Idea

The usual topic of toilets comes up time and time again when people are interested in living on board a boat. Do you have toilets on board and how do they work?? Of course we do, and the answer is nothing like your toilet at home! We bought the boat with electric...

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What does it cost to live aboard in Auckland?

What are the costs when it comes to living on a boat? Does it cost much to keep the boat at the marina? What about maintenance each year? Do you work on the boat? What about when a 'guy' comes out to do repairs? Ok, you get the idea. When it comes to living on a boat,...

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Why we moved to Fairway Bay

Fairway Bay is a tiny little marina with only 36 berths. It is right next door to Gulf Harbour Marina on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLAO6i5X4j4 With Auckland hosting the next Americas Cup you would assume living aboard would be more...

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We went B&G

Now if you don't follow us on Instagram you should be thankful because for a while there we couldn't contain our excitement for the B&G install day to finally come. Before we get into the story let me rewind a little. At the time of writing we have been living on the...

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No Home For 10 Days

When January the 15th 2018 comes poor Sognare won't know what hit her. Well thankfully nothing physical will hit her but the amount of work we are going to get done is exciting. First up the antifoul, and I have mentioned before that we are going for the CopperCoat....

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What is your sailing experience?

We had very little exposure before we knew we wanted to get involved with sailing. One day, on a whim, we had a sailing lesson on a 25-foot keeler and by that same evening we were part of the race crew for a rum race on a 50-foot yacht (which apparently had a price...

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Auckland on Water Boat Show 2017

Well of course we had to go to the Auckland boat show and if you have been following along on Instagram then you would have seen a few of the photos already. Going to the boat show we were hoping to see a few new ideas and some solutions to a couple of problems we are...

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Projector Project

The Projector Project also known as code name 'Don't Tell Wife' We had this small TV mounted on the wall. It worked well and ran off 12 volt but we didn't use it much and with laptops and iPads on the boat it was easier to grab them than plug the TV in. Found an idea...

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