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    Remember, we are a chart correcting agent for New Zealand Charts, and provide a compass adjusting service.

    NZ Chart catalogue Update.

    New Edition of Chart NZ 463 (Approaches to Wellington) arrived April 2015.

    New Edition of Chart 5314 (Mercury Islands) arrived May 4th 2015

  • Western Mediterranean Chart. Water resistant Imray Chart in wallet. Arrived 26-05-15 Eastern Mediterranean Chart Water resistant Imray Chart in wallet. Arrived 26-05-15.
    Havens & Anchorages. Companion to the South Atlantic Circuit. Arrived 026-05-15 West Aegean. 3rd Edition. Latest edition of this crusing Guide. Arrived 26-05-15.
    Somewheres East of Suez . Tristan Jones. Arrived 22-05-15 Soundings The story of the remarkable woman who mapped the Ocean Floor. Arrived 22-05-2015
    Wreck of the Whaleship Essex Complete Illustrated Edition. Arrived 18-05-15 Reeds Superyacht Manual. 3rd Edition. 2015. Arrived 18-05-2015
    Gangway Sea Language comes ashore. Arrived 13-05-15 Of Foreign Build From corporate girl to sea-gypsy woman. Arrived 13-05-2015
    Moving Heavy Things A practical field book of ingenuity and advantage. Arrived 13-05-15 Diving the Pacific Vol 1 Covering Micronesia and the Western Pacific Islands. Arrived 12-05-2015
    The Art of Rigging Everything you need to know. Arrived 12-05-15.

    Doomed ships Great Ocean Liner Disasters. Arrived 12-05-15.

    The Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand. The classic guide. Updated 2015 Edition. Arrived 06-05-15 Reef Fishes of the Indo-Pacific The perfect guide for divers and snorkellers. Arrived 06-05-15.

    Magazines in recently - see the magazines page for full details.

    Monday 25th May. One lonely magazine arrived today. It is Classic Boat's April issue. It features an article on the 3 year circumnaviagtion of "Southern Cross" which started in the 1930's but ended in tragedy for one of its young crew. There is also the second and last installment on how the Bermudan rig established world domination in the 20th century's as well as the annual events guide, or where to go and see the most beautiful classic boats.

    Thursday May 21st. Five new issues today. The May Issue of Cruising Helmsman...21 DIY Boat hacks feature on page 28, too much time on your hands lends itself to some pretty nifty modifications, (courtesy of Tom Miller and his sloop Fantasy). Also in this issue, Mooloolaba Marina, the Bay of Islands, Tasmania, and Part 6 in the birth of a yacht series. Alloy Boat (Winter/Spring), features facts and figures of 60 compact fishfinders, Fishing the Hokianga, and the first part of a 2 part series on towing Big Boats...Boat International (April) ...We like the article on page 104 about how to store boats on board, which also includes ten classic texts you should have in your library! (not sure we 100% agree with their choices...) Also an article by Four Superyacht Captains with expert advice and opinions on the South Pacific and the Oceania you thought you knew... MultiHulls World #141, celebrates 30 years of publication, and so we have some diagnostics on propellors, and the ESSENTIAL manoeuvers in a catamaran you should all know...from leaving the quay under engine, setting the mainsail, adjusting daggerboards and setting the gennaker to mention a few. Finally, Model Boats April, has arrived. Winter projects abound for the modelmaker.

    New Zealand Ship & Boat Building History.

    150 Years of New Zealand Shipbuilding 1795 - 1945

    1,200 shipbuilders, 5600 vessels.

    NZ $75.00.

    Jim Young. Designer- Boatbuider- Sailor

    NZ $140.00.

    A History of New Zealand Scows and their Trades

    NZ $80.00.


    Yachtmaster Scheme - Syllabus & Logbook Combines, updates and replaces RYA Sail Cruising & Yachtmaster Scheme Syllabus and Logbook (G15) and RYA Motor Cruising & Yachtmaster Scheme Syllabus and Logbook (G18)


    Magnetic Race Boats

    Ideal for racing sailors, coaches and Officials.