And to say Hi.
My partner, Sofie and I, Steve, are the new owners of "Rhombus" a Hartley Southseas 38 featured Here...
Yes, another fabulous floating footpath ;-). As you can see she tramps along at a pretty pace and we are looking forward to many adventures in our retirement
Don't take too much notice of my username, its just my trading name, I am neither in Burma nor a Marine
Anyhoo, we are in the process of getting the ship boatshape, or something and are heading to Opua shortly for a haul-out and a cleanup, maybe a spot of paint
or two and working on a wishlist of things to do.
I have been a boatbuilder
for several companies and individuals over the years as well as a builder
of houses and all things wooden. Must have built more than a dozen Invader 22s back in the UK (hate FRP, I still shudder at the amount of itching and scratching I endured for the sake of pleasure for others.) My pride and joy was the repair and refit
of Ethel back in 2000, 1896 Logan Gaff Rigged Yawl, replaced port quarter which had rotted out due to lying in the mud in the Firth of Thames. Last time I saw her was moored at the Maritime Museum in Auckland
but now she appears to have been repainted in white as opposed to the glorious black she once was.
No doubt I will have some hairy moments to share, we have already run over the mooring
line and managed to beach her within an hour of purchase
We will improve. ;-)
Cheers, glad to be aboard.