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Date: 03 Oct 2012 21:51:57
Title: Vuda Point Marina

I'm at Vuda Point Marina, getting ready to haul out into the cyclone pit today. Yesterday Tim from S/V Slick helped me to take the sails down and fold them. We also removed the solar panels, which from now on will decorate his boat. I kept one 85W panel to keep the batteries topped-up while the boat is on the hard. Gudrun looks very different without the bimini over the cockpit. Almost like a real race boat again :-)

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Mainsail, Tim, crew, crew, Jessie

Other than that I'm busy cleaning out the boat. Empty the deck, secure all lines and things that might flop around in strong winds. Remove all the food, clean the bilge, stuff like that. With a flight to Auckland on Friday evening the schedule's a little tight. But I'm very much looking forward to seeing Liz again.

Gudrun will stay here until April, when I'll sail her to New Zealand and finish the trip. A long break, but I have to attend to other matters first - NZ residence, wedding, and then wait for the end of cyclone season. Every thing has it's time.

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