I had the good fortune last week to be aboard the newly restored 1947 Colin Wild launch Lady Crossley.
She had just returned to Auckland from Craig McInnes Opua yard – via a xmas BOI cruise & the Mahurangi Regatta.
Craig did his apprenticeship with Jim Ashby of Ashby’s Boatyard in Opua. But like all good people Craig had a great crew and painters helping him on the project. The end result a restoration to a standard that even the demanding Col Wild would have signed off on.
The attention to detail is amazing – check out the rope work on the control levels.
The Musket Cove Fiji, 1985 decals confirm that Lady Crossley has seen some blue water under her keel.
You will see more of the Lady in the upcoming 2014 issue of the CYA Classic Register.