The NYSSA resurrection
As acquired, Milford Marina, January 2012.
New hardware glowing to itself... not a single incandescent bulb left anywhere on the ship.
Horrors in the switchboard, horrors below the waterline, and horrors attached to the tail: The Abomination, which fetched quite a surprising sum on TradeMe.
Antifouling weekend, 15-18th February 2013.
...or sailing her home, March 30th - April 7th, 2013
Westhaven - Whangaparaoa - Kawau Island - Marsden Cove - Tutukaka - Oke Bay - Kerikeri
Utter bliss; the only glitch was approaching Kawau Island when the lower rudder pintle sheared off its bracket.
Finally home to a mooring I consider myself priviledged to have. Even the postcard publishers think it's good :)
Leaking and impossible to use.
The actual electric pump lives in the fuel compartment.
Of course we'll take the radio. No, we won't be doing anything about the mess left behind...
Lifelines frayed; covering brittle and cracked; bent stanchion; no end caps; no guide tubes; holes deformed; wafer-thing plywood crush plates; hardware painted over...
Stanchions removed for re-manufacturing and the holes frantically patched with ply and sealant
The hatch into the fuel compartment was more or less destroyed in the course of patching the holes where the radio had been removed.
Since have to replace that one, might as well do something about the appalling battleship grey on the others, too.