After selling Arethusa, Hereward Pickmere bought Winsome from his father. She's a 1918 Bailey & Lowe, he carried out most of the charting of his atlas from her. Caught up with David Pickmere in Omakiwi over the weekend and we got some shots of the two boats side by side...
After four seasons of getting fried on the back deck we've got a boom tent. What a difference. Shade and breeze, no more hiding in the wheelhouse :) Thanks Bev for a great job - perfect fit really easy to put up and down. Thanks John for all custom woodwork at the stern to support it.
We got Alan Boyd from X-Foul-E-8 to strip the hull paint off from the beltings down in July. He did a great job. Three days to get rid of countless seasons of paint right back to bare boards. He probably could of done it in two but had so many folk stop and ask about the process he uses. Sure beats burning it off. Once she'd dried out we were able to prime straight over the top.
Not for sailing, but we may rig a steadying sail somtime in the future. By summer we'll have a boom tent and the boom is great for lifting the dinghy aboard. The ratlines are a great place to climb to get elevation for pictures and when the water warms up no doubt it'll make a good diving plateform. The mast's made from macrocarpa 6 x 2" planks laminated and scarfed. The boom we picked up second hand at Stanley Marine. .