Murray’s Bay Sailing Club has been an institution on Auckland’s North Shore for years. But the club, which is the breeding ground of many great NZ sailors, was bursting at the seams. The club needed more storage space, but the only place to build it was on an area desperately needed for washing and de-rigging boats after a day on the water.
The solution was ingenious. They built their washing and de-rigging area on top of the storage area. To prevent any kind of egress of water into the storage area below, the concrete structure was lined with a double layer of Permanite mastic asphalt.
Apart from blocking out moisture, the mastic asphalt is flexible enough to withstand the reverberations of vehicular traffic , as well as natural ground movements, so the structure should be protecting our sailing assets for decades to come.