When I ask Peter Brookes to send me some photos from the re-launch on Thursday at Pier 21 of the C-Class Turakina (C77), I did not expect to receive all these wonder shots showing the major re-fit Peter has just completed on her. As we have come to expect from Mr Brookes she is simply stunning & another of our classics that now joins a very special group that should have a bronze plate that reads ‘Restored by Brookes Boatbuilders’.
Turakina was designed by Arnold ‘Bill’ Couldrey and built in 1949 Leo H Clark . She is double skin kauri – 30′ / 8′ / 5′. Turakina is a sister ship to Tuirangi (C35). Bill Couldrey was a protege of Arch Logan. These 2 vessels look like clones of Tawera and Gypsy.
Photos of the re-fit can be viewed here www.classicsail.net
(Little Jim can be seen waiting patiently for her turn in the shed)