done, damage limited to the dinghy
now looking very second hand, it had been hanging from one davit and chafing between the pole and the self steering gear
and one life ring bracket badly crunched. Mine was 1 of 2 yachts that chaffed through the bow lines and rotated 180 degrees, Luckily both of the moorings that we rotated into were empty. The Marina supplies the mooring lines but doesn't put on a protection sleeve. As they are spliced it is near impossible to put them on afterwards. The marina Manager said they had a 180 kmh wind
reading, probably from the Tutukaka light on the headland. Saw the remains of a launch on the beach in small heaps, liveaboard
, not insured, apparently the owner turned down an offer of a berth in the marina as the storm was approaching. He saved some clothing
and washed it at the marina laundry
but some lowlife stole the lot!!