Boating NZ : FREE TO READ April 2014
subscribe online at www.mags4gifts.co.nz/boating-nz 37 something stupid. At The Penguin bar in Takaka that night, Ewegenie passed me by for someone who had tried to dredge Farewell Spit – a serious sin in a PWC because it can block the jet intake. The use of tanning booths or sunbeds increases risk of melanoma. Use of sunbeds before the age of 35 is associated with a 59% increase in the risk of melanoma. Tuesday was another early start, for the ride from Pohara Boating Club to Nelson. We whizzed out past the Tata Islands, met the expected chop at Separation Point and stopped at Awaroa Beach, just in time to explore the inlet before the falling tide closed the gate. Unfortunately one of the PWCs had a malfunction – so while the guys bent over the engine compartment and traded inter-brand rivalry, we waited... but the tide was falling, taking with it our chance to visit Shag Harbour, Falls River and the other estuaries. A big, big bummer. We had a sunny, clear water ride down to Kaiteriteri where we met the road crew for lunch before blatting across the bay to Nelson. Coastguard met us outside The Cut and led us in: 25 PWCs abreast, surging and swirling in our bow waves. Twice, Pearl’s 1.8-litre engine revved high as the jet sucked froth rather than water. We were all grinning because it was so much fun. Well, I was; you couldn’t really tell behind our helmets. As Team Pearl, I was travelling with my roadie gal pals, Elizabeth Meadows and Julie Sarten. That afternoon, mindful of Ben’s advice and with aching neck and shoulders, I had a snooze and drank lots of water. Elizabeth gave me a treatment of jin shin jyutsu, best described as acupuncture without the needles. As the week continued, I felt better and better. Wednesday was the leg from Nelson to French Pass. At the marina Adam Manderson from TeamUpAtFive on Queen Charlotte Sound. replace your existing Bearing with henleys propellers & marine ltd email: email@example.com WeB: www.henleyspropellers.com thordon sxl from 25mm to 10 metre bearings for marine & industrial applications availaBle from new zealand 0414-17 REVIEW_Yamaha_April14.indd 37 19/03/2014 3:53:25 p.m.
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