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Last updated 16:57 21/11/2012
Boating Dec 2012 issue
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The 14.5m Roger Hill powercat Kozmic5 graces the cover of Boating's December issue.

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December 2012 - Christmas Cruising 


They've already started playing Christmas carols in the shops so it can mean only one thing - we'll soon be able to put to sea and get away from it all!


Yes, boaties of New Zealand, Christmas is on the horizon which means fair weather and endless days of summer fun (we hope anyway). To get you in the mood, we've dedicated the December issue to cruising.

 

Unwind with adventures from around the world, including Tom Mulvey's cruise from Kawau Island to Great Barrier and the story of an Auckland couple who purchased a canal boat in The Netherlands. But did they actually get to explore the waterways of Europe?

 

What else is inside?

NEW BOATS
TESTED
- Roger Hill 14.5m powercat Kozmic5 
- Hanse 415 BONUS VIDEO
- Bluefin 665 HT D
- Extreme 650 Game King.

FIRST LOOKS
- Salthouse Corsair 53 launch
- Bavaria's new Cruiser 33 and Cruiser 56 yachts
- Fish City FC390, a contemporary take on the traditional Kiwi "12ft tinnie".

FEATURES
WEEKEND WARRIORS
 Wellington classic boat enthusiast Phillipa Durkin BONUS VIDEO

TO THE DARK SIDE
The confessions of a life long yachtie who buys a launch

JUNK-RIGGED RAVEN
Annie Hill converts her Raven 26 FanTail with a junk rig

MY BOAT
Don Grayson loves his Farr 38 Warringa

CRUISING
JIM LOTT - VICTORIA'S WORLD VOYAGE
Jim and Karin Lott experience life in Rio Grande which is both simple and extremely complex.


DESTINATION HAURAKI GULF
Join Tom Mulvey on a cruise from Kawau Island to magical; Great Barrier.

THE WINDWARD ISLANDS
After crossing the Atlantic, the crew of Bandit quickly develop a taste for all things Caribbean.

HAURAKI TO HOLLAND
Every boat ownership journey starts with a single step. For Paul and Anna Restall, it was a massive one all the way to The Netherlands.

RACING
COASTAL CLASSIC
Boating staff writer Ben Gladwell reports from the bow of monohull winner V5, plus stunning race images

PRACTICAL
REBUILD A TRAILER
Your fizz boat probably gets regular maintenance, but when was the last time you gave your trailer a birthday?

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WINDLASS DIY
Lawrence Schaffler explains how to install a windless the correct way, and how to keep it running.

HYDRAULIC STEERING DIY
The switch from cable to hydraulic steering is easier than you think.

OUT OF THE OCEAN
Catching a feed of kahawai using natural bait just got easier thanks to our resident fisho John Eichelsheim.

REGULAR
RETROS AND CLASSICS

John Macfarlane pays tribute to legendary Kiwi designer Frank Pelin.

VINTAGE VIEWPOINT
Part IV of Harold Kidd's look at the mystery yacht Seaward.

On sale, Thursday November 22.

- © Fairfax NZ News

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