Steve Thomas, the owner of the classic launch Seabird, that won line honors in the 2008 Centennial Rudder Cup, has just sent me the above collection of photos of Seabird hauled out at Nelson for a repaint.
Seabird was built in 1908 by James Reid & now looks set for another 100+ years.
Steve commented that he needed to redraw the waterline, after years of paint build up & “quick in and out jobs” done in the last few years.
Her old 6 Cyl Ford is still running sweetly & with a clean bum & new prop speed she cruises at about 10.5 knots.
Great to see what she looks like out of the water, with that shape, you would think she could really fly with a bigger power plant……… 😉