LADY SHIRLEY (Catherine S)
The above b/w photos show the then police launch Lady Shirley, the ’ship’ in the background is the Rangitata. The photo is dated 1940-49 and most likely taken by D. Marsh. The 36’ bridge-decker, Lady Shirley was built by C. Bailey & Son in 1938.
The first photo below I took at the 2020 CYA Classic Yacht Regatta. In the second photo she is her moored in Opito Bay, BOI – summer 2019/20.
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02-04-2020 Update ex Greg Lees – Greg recently acquired this very cool ‘ship-in-a-bottle’ model of Rangitira
Nigel Drake sent me the funny below – pretty well sums things up in our house.
ISOLATION – Such stunning weather and no boating 😦
For a long time I have been ‘collecting’ old boat hooks, you can pick one up for $20>30. Normally the hook end is bronze and in good condition, a good polish and they look like new – to buy the head at Fosters would cost around $150. So today I started to give a few a make-cover. I have to say, what ever the old boys used to ‘varnish’ them with, is bloody hard to get off, lots of 80 grit did the trick.
I suspect this will be the last project before I get transferred to domestic duties e.g. working on the house 🙂
Lady Shirley at Scotts Landing, Mahurangi, 2013 – designed by Chas. Bailey 1938
Update 28/06/2014 B/W photo below, ex PicturesPast (Harold Kidd) of the 36′ bridge deck cruiser, Lady Shirley (Catherine S) on her launch day. She was built for Mr C Sinel of Auckland by C Bailey & Son. As launched she had a top speed of 14 knts.