A Sneak Peek at Eileen Patricia’s Restoration


An Update on the Restoration of Eileen Patricia (Linden)

Back in late 2014 I posted on ww that the 26’6″ – ‘Eileen Patricia’ 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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6 thoughts on “A Sneak Peek at Eileen Patricia’s Restoration

  1. Pingback: The Launching of Eileen Patrica – 1933 classic motor boat – 50+ photos | waitematawoodys.com #1 for classic wooden boat stories, info, advice & news

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


  3. 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


  4. 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.


  5. 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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