Mason Bay

The rebirth and conversion of a New Zealand fishing boat-and maybe her further adventures. Other boats and observations will happen from time to time.....

Tuesday, October 29, 2013



Hauled the boat for a week for antifouling and afew jobs.
There has been a slow leak that I wanted to find and sure enough the aft stopwater was weeping , so drilled it out and banged in a new dry heart Kauri one (35mm dia)
Also had the prop "Prospeeded " and new zinc down aft.
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Friday, October 25, 2013


Finally got all the galley boxes stained and installed. There was a bit of final fitting as I made them tightish to not rattle and the hull changes shape . . .
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Got sick of the plastic bins in the galley so have measured and made 11 tomber boxes with hand holds. Will stain and number them.....
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Friday, October 11, 2013



Some of you may remember her as the 112 year old LOGAN motorsailor that I helped bring up from Auckland.
You can see their famous method of constuction, 2 diagonal inner skins of 13mm and the outer fore and aft ,caulked planking of 30mm allon stringers and bulkheads- no ribs or frames.
Hauling Mason Bay monday fot antifoul and a few other jobs.
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Tuesday, October 1, 2013



Had the second launching of the dinghy and she is now lifted onto the cabin roof of Mason Bay.
Well ploeased, but it did take some hours!
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