Boating NZ : FREE TO READ February 2014
6 Boating New Zealand February 2014 We welcome your letters and feedback for publication. Address to: The Editor, Boating New Zealand, PO Box 6341, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141, or email email@example.com letterstotheeditor Dear Boating... ON RECEIVING THE January edition of Boating New Zealand and flicking through prior to reading it in earnest, I was delighted when Murray Crockett’s name caught my eye. However, I was saddened on reading the article to learn of his terminal illness. I grew up in the same street as Murray, Ken and Faye in Mt Roskill and, with other neighbourhood kids, spent time on the Carl Augustin launch mentioned in the story, fishing around the Waitemata harbour. I was also reminded of the neighbourhood we grew up in when I saw the picture of Pinto being turned over and in the background my childhood home. My path diverged with the Crocketts when I left Auckland back in the 1970s and I have often wondered what had become of the neighbourhood kids, Murray, Ken and Faye included. Will you please pass on my best wishes to Murray and his family and my support in the bleak future they are facing. Rob Clark Murray Crockett Starling sailor I am writing to you with a request. On page 132 of your January 2014 issue there is a picture of a Starling sail No 1025 sailing in the Sir Peter Blake regatta with Steinlager II behind. The boy sailing the Starling is my son Alex. I was hoping you could tell me how we could get some copies of the photo as his grandparents living in the UK would love a copy of the picture. I hope you can help me. Zara Harris 1 2; 2 aluminium; 3 500 and above; 4 a sloop has one forestay and a cutter has two; 5 extremely strong tidal flows; 6 black and orange; 7 it was the first win by a totally New Zealand designed, built, and sailed yacht; 8 snapper; 9 channel 16; 10 3: 1995, 2007, 2013; 11 commercial fishing, originally under sail; 12 false; 13 under the boat; 14 bowline; 15 fishing; 16 salmon; 17 reverse bow; 18 34-40 knots; 19 a German mine; 20 10 knots. BOATING NEW ZEALAND QUIZ by Jonathan Gravit 1 . A fathom is approximately how many metres deep? 2 . Extreme Boats are manufactured in Whakatane in what construction material? 3 . What tonnage defines a vessel as a ship in harbour? 4 . The major difference between a sloop and a cutter rigged yacht is? 5 . What is the distinguishing feature of French Pass in the South Island? 6 . A ski lane is marked by what colour poles? 7 . New Zealand won the World Quarter Ton Cup in France in 1975. What was special about this win? 8 . There has recently been debate over the quota limits for which fish species? 9 . What is the distress frequency on VHF radio? 10. New Zealand has won the Challenger series for the America Cup how many times? 11. If a vessel is described as a “mulletie”, what were its design origins? 12. A buoyancy vest has more floatation than a lifejacket. True or false? 13. The propeller on a shaft drive motor is likely to be under the stern of the boat or further forward, under the boat? 14. In sailing, what is the most common knot for making a loop called? 15. A uniknot is used frequently in what type of boating activity? 16. What type of fish would you expect to catch in the Rakaia River? 17. Wavepiercers generally have what type of bow? 18. A Force 8 Gale has wind speeds of a) 24 - 33 knots, b) 34-40kn, c) 41-50kn 19. The passenger liner Niagara sunk in the Hauraki Gulf as a result of hitting what? 20. What is the speed limit on water for children under the age of 15 steering the boat? Readers Letters_Feb14.indd 6 21/01/2014 9:35:26 a.m.
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