Lady Ellen Restoration

LADY ELLEN RESTORATION

The plight of Lady Ellen has been documented on ww in the past (link below). We were able to happily report that she had been purchased by Bruce Mitchinson & 6 weeks ago transported north to Russell in the Bay of Islands.
https://waitematawoodys.com/2015/06/25/mystery-launch-25-06-2015/

A few days ago Bruce gave me an update on the restoration – read below.
“Restoration work underway with removal of rotten timber around cabin, decks and bulkheads. Much of the interior has gone to the tip. Under the foredeck canvas, near perfect Totara decking, which is drying out ready for a sand and some fibreglass.
Next up, replacing the rotten timbers with old kauri before new side and aft decks go down.
Engine is back together, almost, and Ken Jaspers is sorting out new mounts, gearbox seals and couplings down in Whangaparoa”
Bruce has promised to keep us updated on the project.

2 thoughts on “Lady Ellen Restoration

  1. Hi Bruce, how exciting to see her progress. Looking forward to seeing more pics. 🙂

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  2. So wonderful that she is going to be loved again, as she so richly deserves. — More power to your elbow Bruce. — Keep up the good work, & keep us all posted regularly — My dear old friend, the late John Richards, will be looking down from up there & smiling — so exciting — KEN R

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