Marina Mania

I have recently developed an allergy to marina’s… Wildwood normally lives on a mooring in lovely Corsair Bay. Aside from getting a bit shallow in very low tides, and not giving any shelter in a dreaded Southerly storm, Corsair Bay is a lovely place to keep your boat. However if you decide to head up…

The revolutionary fish bin system!

Ok picture this… 3 kids, 1 partner, fishing off the back of the boat, suddenly someone catches a fish, where is the net Viki?!? Where shall I put the fish!? fish flipping all over the deck, knocks over the hook container, hooks everywhere with bare footed children, partner needs a cloth to hold the fish…

How to make a cheap hot shower!

Wildwood is too small to have a shower inside, so I got this great idea on a hot outdoor shower from a friend of mine. Head down to your local hardware or gardening store and buy yourself a pressurised weed sprayer container – the one where you pump the handle to get the pressure up.…

Yachting NZ Medical Stores List

When you are travelling offshore to destinations unknown, then you need to have a fully stocked medical kit on board to enable you to cope with any situation. You could be at sea for days or weeks – which makes getting to a pharmacy quite difficult. Then when you arrive at one of the deserted…

Marine Medic

I would highly recommend to everyone – even people on land to take a marine medic course. I did the Marine Medic course last year – there are two to choose from – Coastal and Offshore.┬áIf you are an adventurous person and are regularly away from immediate assistance then this course is highly valuable. Going…

Seasickness

There is a common saying about the stages of seasickness. The first is when you are afraid that you are going to die, the second stage is when you are afraid that you won’t… I absolutely HATE being sick and will do everything I possibly can to avoid it. So what causes sea sickness and…