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...
Here's some shots of a beautiful Z-class the Janet-Ann in the Auckland Maritime Museum built by Colin Grant in the 1950's. The Z-class was designed by Arethusa's designer and builder Bob Brown.
Arethusa's old cap rails were high maintenance. They were fastened with galv bolts which meant rust, bubbling paint and rot - so thankfully they're now a couple of wheelbarrows of salt laden firewood. No more painting and rust killing, amen to that.
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.
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