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

  • Radar - DVD All you need to know about using your radar effectively and safely. Arrived 15-12-2014 RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Notes.The new updated 2014 edition of this book. Arrived 15-12-14.

    Sail Smart Sail faster and make the right calls. Arrived 12-12-2014 Mahurangi Regatta 2015. Check out the Magazines to puchase the Regatta magazine.- see the magazines page for full details.

    Team Racing Companion Arrived 12-12-14.

    Cockpit Companion. Arrived 12-12-14

    Bluewater Sailing on a Budget. How to find and buy a crusing sailboat. Arrived 04-12-14 Ship Construction. 7th Edition. Arrived 04-12-14

    Our Secret Weapon A history of New Zealand's iconic P Class yachts. Arrived 28-11-14.

    Out On The Water12 Tales of the Sea. Arrived 28-11-14.

    South with Endurance. Paperback Edition Arrived 28-11-2014 Intrepid NZ2 DVD set. Arrived 28-11-14.

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

    Thursday December 18th. The first 2015 issues are arriving so no doubt about 2014 being almost over. Trade A Boat reviews another lot of new boats, from trailer boats to small cats as well as some upmarket vessels. Also featured is a preview of the Sydney-Hobart race. Australian Sailing + Yachting being an Australian magazine of course features the Sydney-Hobart and has an article on preparing for regattas. Sails is almost solely dedicated to the Sydney Hobart with the full programme included as well. Boating New Zealand takes us to Haiti, talks to Yachting Developments MD Ian Cook, tells us how rope has evolved to become stronger than steel and goes holiday fishing with the family. The November/December issue PassageMaker tests 11 popular anchors, contemplates the pros of an oversized propeller and shows us the smallest Nordhavn ever built (she is small but very cute)

    Sunday December 14th. The 1st issue of a brand new fishing magazine arrived today. Fishing in Godzone proclaims to be A complete Guide on catching New Zealand's Favourite Fish and with the subtitle The Snapper Guru-Guide I am afraid there will be no prizes for guessing what this is all about. It has tips, knots, bait, gear, softbait techniques, straylining bait tips and anything else you need to know on the topic. We also received the October issue of Marine Modelling International which comes with a free plan for building a Welfreighter which as I have just learnt is a mini-sub disguised as a motorboat and they were used in WWII to transport members of the SOE into enemy territory. The January/February issue of Professional Skipper goes onboard Howick Rescue 1, has an article by Mike Pigneguy on the schooner Te Aroha which Mike and Dee used to run as a charter vessel and I fondly remember an evening trip on her many years ago.


    Auckland Waterfront

    The Port In Edwardian Times.

    A collection of paintings with archival photographs and historical comment.




    A yachtsman's guide to the Coasts and Islands of Greece


    TURKEY CRUISING COMPANION Local Knowledge ashore and afloat.