A Sneak Peek at Eileen Patrica’s Restoration

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An Update on the Restoration of Eileen Patrica (Linden)

Back in late 2014 I posted on ww that the 26’6″ – ‘Eileen Patrica’ was for sale on trademe for a very modest sum & being designed & built by Bill Couldrey (1932/33) she had wonderful bones & I suggested to anyone that would listen that she should be restored to her former glory – well Peter Mence (CYA Chairman) took the bait – bought her & moved her to Marco Scuderi’s yard.
Fast forward approx. 2 years & we get to see a glimpse of what she will look like when finished. Macro was doing a shed swap on Monday & Peter captured the above photo. It was the first time that he has been able to step back & get a good view of Marco’s work – needless to say, she is looking very smart. Peter has promised to send me a selection of work-in-progress photos, so when they arrive, I’ll share with everyone.
You are see/read more here https://waitematawoodys.com/2014/11/11/9603/

Below are a couple of photos that show her during her sea trials & one of her when purchased by Peter.

 

2017 Whangaroa Sport Fishing Club – Classic Boat Fishing Competition

The above event is I’m told is on the bucket list of a lot of woody owners. Brian Worthington sent me the details below for the 2017 event. ( click to view Classic Boats Rules)

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5 thoughts on “A Sneak Peek at Eileen Patrica’s Restoration

  1. And more of them are getting engine transplants along the way, easing the load on the timbers and releasing a few more Hp…….

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  2. Yes and we had a fun journey on Sunday racing the tide and the mighty Ferro from Riverhead back to Milford, pleasing to say once again that we both got in fine

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  3. Great to see Marco’s new big shed. The boat’s in excellent hands!!
    However I do hope she doesn’t distract Peter too much from the CYA and TR Register.

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  4. there’s going to be so many cute sub 30′ launches around soon. 🙂 I’m looking forward to it!!!
    (I’m also interested to see if your 24 footer can keep up Al :P)

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