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The 2020 Auckland Boat Show will showcase the best of New Zealand marine after a unique year. The show’s dates have changed to October 8-11 and the inside portion of the show has moved to The Cloud and Shed 10, while on-water exhibitors will be found in the Viaduct Harbour Marina.
Here is a checklist of common potential issues that should be checked before buying a second-hand boat
Tairua was fully booked out for three days – over 3,000 beds full, with restaurants and local businesses reporting strong sales and and patronage. The Tairua Fishing Club had record takings and the on-site food stalls all sold out.
Moving past hull type, there are a range of topside configurations that may be considered. Hard tops (open-back or enclosed), cuddy cabins, centre consoles, centre cabins, side consoles and dories (open boats) are some of them. The choice is usually governed by the size of the boat and its intended use.
Anchoring is an important aspect of fishing and boating in general. Good ground tackle is also important safety equipment. For example, if you are being blown down onto a rocky coast with your engine out of commission, you really want your anchor to hold!
It is a standing joke that sometimes ‘Roddy’ (the rod holder) is the best fisherman on the boat, as rods left unattended in rod holders sometimes catch the most fish. They are certainly important fishing accessories, particularly when correctly positioned and aligned.