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New Caledonia: Wishing to learn Classic Sailboat Maintenance... Welcome aboard Zivio!

Location: Noumea, New Caledonia
Hello Volunteers,
& Welcome on the Rock, our land... "le Caillou" in French is our local New Caledonia's nickname.
My boat Zivio is hoping for for a massive haul-out and a major refit, inboard engine change and complete paint job! She is a 1963' 42" traditional wooden yawl, a two mast sailboat with the aft mast standing slightly behind the rudder, work has been started last year in January, but I've been away a while so I'm now back to it!
Thanks to many great helpers cabins and cockpit are now looking great and even if space is limited it feels nice and comfy. By now her hull is looking dull as paint is peeling away, but I've already made her pretty and this goes nicely with a bit of energetic work.
Else, I've got to change the inboard diesel engine, repaint it all around and then refit all hull water inlet to make it more secure. Of course this is a tremendous task, but for who wishes to know both sides of any world sailing experience, you shall be fully welcome if you wish to help me out!
If you are contacting me simply because you wish you have more information on Nouméa or on how to manage getting and staying on the island I might be in position to help you out! As to come onboard, I'm comfortable with any request to come for 4 days or more, as otherwise we just have no time to share travel or life experiences. I do appreciate people who already know how to hold a paintbrush or a screw driver... but I love teaching with anyone who as care and loves to take time to make it as nice as possible… never think a question can be stupid as mistakes are usually done when the question has not come.
As your leisure time and discovering the island, there is fishing gear, kayak a dinguy, snorkeling equipment and a good contact with other neighboring boats around, so plenty opportunities to get around and relax on the days off!
Cheers, hopping to have you onboard for a while,
Paul
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Just to let you know, I'm French, so do please write in French if you are French speaking too... if not, I'll be pleased to use English, and can understand & read Spanish, Italian & basic German.
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Else, I've been living on my sailboat, a 42' classic mahogany yawl (meaning 13m a main and a mizen masts) with main and aft cabin in front of Noumea heart center, just out of the harbor, and go and return rowing on a little dinghy.
Port Moselle is a very nice and quiet place, and very practical to visit Noumea and as a starter and back point for a New Caledonia trip.
My boat isn't a lodge, so do not expect too much comfort or private space, for girls I usually free the aft cabin so you do have your personal room. Showers are warm and onshore & there are toilets onboard off course.
So, feel welcome to contact me if you have any interest in it, I do have regular requests, so I’m really willing to help with who is thrilling to learn more about sailing and boaters’ life!
Sea U Zen !
New Caledonia: Wishing to learn Classic Sailboat Maintenance... Welcome aboard Zivio! New Caledonia: Wishing to learn Classic Sailboat Maintenance... Welcome aboard Zivio! New Caledonia: Wishing to learn Classic Sailboat Maintenance... Welcome aboard Zivio! New Caledonia: Wishing to learn Classic Sailboat Maintenance... Welcome aboard Zivio!
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