JAN 2015 TOOLBOX VISIT

JANUARY (WELL ACTUALLY DECEMBER) TOOLBOX – MAYLANDS MEANDERING AND SAUSAGE SIZZLE

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Chief cook Peter at work

The Toolbox in this cycle would have been scheduled in early January 2015 which would have been a somewhat inconvenient time for most of us. We  therefore resolved to reschedule this toolbox to Saturday 13th December when a small group of us met at the Maylands shipyards. Member Peter Russell kindly obtained agreement from the shipyard  for us to have a Christmas sausage sizzle afternoon tea and Peter provided all the necessary cooking equipment and supplies. Thanks Peter for making all these arrangements. The cooking was supreme and the spoils very much enjoyed by those that attended. Following the eating and drinking, we seemed to disburse around the yard in smaller groups to look at the projects. Member Alun Dufty mysteriously appeared (we all thought he was still on tour in Europe) and generously provided a commentary for some of us on the boats around the yard — of particular note, some interesting stories to some of the boats that don’t look like they have been worked on for a while.

Chief cook Peter and assistant Mike Wade. Alun Dufty’s boat with Maroon covers in the background

Chief cook Peter and assistant Mike Wade. Alun Dufty’s boat with Maroon covers in the background

 

The ‘crew’ at relaxing at Maylands

The ‘crew’ at relaxing at Maylands

Finishing our ‘tour’ on the jetties.

Finishing our ‘tour’ on the jetties.

Two very pretty traditional ships getting a new lease of life

Two very pretty traditional ships getting a new lease of life

Rob Bingham’s ski boat “Bruce”

Rob Bingham’s ski boat “Bruce”

Rob Bingham’s major project 38 ft Halvorsen “Karrawa” nearing completion

Rob Bingham’s major project 38 ft Halvorsen “Karrawa” nearing completion

 

Karrawa—main Saloon

Karrawa—main Saloon

Karrawa - restored vanity in the heads

Karrawa – restored vanity in the heads

Karrawa - looking aft from the forward cabin

Karrawa – looking aft from the forward cabin

Karrawa -  the engine room under the saloon floor looking aft. All restored and ready for the twin diesels to be re installed

Karrawa – the engine room under the saloon floor looking aft. All restored and ready for the twin diesels to be re installed