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Boating NZ - - Contents -

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1. “Six Months in a _____ Boat” – Split Enz song (5) 4. Steered boat slightly side­ways to com­pen­sate for cur­rent (7) 8. An­other name for try­sail (7) 9. Marine cetacean mam­mals also known as killer whales (5) 10. _____ of way – one of rules of nav­i­ga­tion (5) 12. Nav­i­ga­ble route for ves­sels marked on charts (3,4) 13. ____ and white – colours of dive flag used in NZ (4) 14. ____ V – this refers to shape of boat’s hull (4) 17. Warned of marine haz­ards, eg (7) 20. Skin _____ – mea­sure­ment fol­low­ing line of yacht hull (5) 21. Warm dry part of boat (5) 22. Boat floor­ing and mats should be this for safety (3-4) 24. Pe­ri­ods of time when ves­sel is de­layed in port (3,4) 25. Off-colour – how you feel when sea­sick (5)

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1. Un­suc­cess­ful re­gatta en­trants (6) 2. ___ of the tide – in­ter­val be­tween full moon and ar­rival of local spring tide (3) 3. Sail­ing en­thu­si­ast (7) 4. Nau­ti­cal lan­yards, eg (5) 5. De­li­cious smell of hot seafood chow­der! (5) 6. NZ boat build­ing com­pany based in Hamil­ton (9) 7. _____ down – sleeps rough on board boat (6) 11. Pop­u­lar NZ South Is­land boat­ing and fish­ing spot in photo (6,3) 14. Sea cows found from east­ern Africa to Aus­tralia (7) 15. Wrap strip of tarred can­vas around rope – tra­di­tional nau­ti­cal tech­nique to re­duce chaf­ing (6) 16. De­scrip­tion of slightly rough sea with small waves (6) 18. Pa­cific is­land that you might sail to (5) 19. Sand hills near sea shore (5) 23. ___ helm – ten­dency of boat to turn away from wind (3)

BY PAM HUT­TON

Puz­zle no.255

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