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Chris & Laurie - Moonraker
Follow our journey sailing around the world. We will try and write a regular diary and upload the entries on to the site when we have connectivity. Do use the message board to contact us. We would love to hear from friends and family especially as we get further away from home.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Moonraker" is a Morgan 44 centre cockpit cutter rigged sloop. She has a deep draft fin keel with additional ballast. Comfortable accommodation for 4 people, master stateroom with a queen sized bed and en-suite with bath. Guest cabin, double berth with en-suite bathroom. 66hp Yanmar engine plus an 8Kva diesel generator. Diesel capacity 663 litres across three tanks, water 890 litres in two tanks. Air conditioning aft and forward cabins plus an Echo Marine 24gph water maker.
Our latest 5 diary entries

21st May 2017
Finally broken the fish famine spell
Since  leaving NZ we have failed to catch anything. However, when the spell broke we got ourselves a huge Wahoo. Back eating fish on a regular basis.
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12th May 2017 - 17th May 2017
Great time in Vanuatu
We are now exploring the unspoilt islands of Vanuatu where the remote village tribes are really friendly. We intend to go and see the land diving on Pentecost Island and the Namber tribes on Malekula Island where th...
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27th Apr 2017 - 2nd May 2017
Arrived in New Caledonia
Feels great to be back in the Pacific, clear warm waters and settled conditions. Out with the trunks and snorkel, watch out the rest of nature.
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20th Apr 2017
Leaving New Zealand. Second half!!
Laurie has now returned home. I have some new crew to breakin for the next half. New Caledonia next 850 miles, hopefully about six days sailing
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13th Jan 2017 - 14th Jan 2017
On top of the world at LakeTakapo
On our way down to Queenstown, stopped off at the observatory Lake Takapo. Fantastic views of the Southern Alps
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