Classic Woody Yard Mooching

Classic Woody Yard Mooching

Dropped into The Slipway Milford the other day, very pleased to see the 1937, 38’ Sam Ford built launch – Menai, getting some serious TLC after languishing at the CYA’s Heritage Landing for many years, dockside chat was it was a permanent fixture. 

As with most things in life, boat ownership goes in cycles and with new owners she is get the attention she deserves. Always nice to see painting prep well executed i.e. back to bare wood – that kauri looks as good as the day Sam Ford fastened it.

I understand a new engine has been installed so the TCL is serious – we like that 🙂

See more on Menai here https://waitematawoodys.com/2020/09/11/menai-a-peek-down-below-2/

While there the 1945 K-Class – Jenanne was getting a Jason Prew Paint Job, the photo is coat one of two top coats, already very slick.

Now a tip on how to get marine engineers to come down to your boat – keep your engine room as ship-shape as the 1965 Owen Woolley built launch – Adonis – the man from the Moon didn’t even have to put his overalls on 🙂

1 thought on “Classic Woody Yard Mooching

  1. Always loved Menai. Used to have parts of the coamings grained way back. Always neat but even moreso now. Like the rig on her The mast is something to hang on to when up fwd in a seaway. She used to be on the marina by AMYC. The cutaway in the deadwood aft used to make her easy to kick around to back in. A few Sam Ford boats there -Lady Karita too?
    Bridgedeckers are a great design -splitting the accommodation and allowing the “bikini deck” where those sunbathing bods could lounge. And you could chat up when rowing past. Happy days.

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