Lady Crossley Gets Some TLC

LADY CROSSLEY GETS SOME TLC

The 1947 Colin Wild designed and built launch – Lady Crossley is currently tucked up in the ‘Nautique Boat Yard’ shed at Hobsonville Marina for some TLC.

The bottom has been taken back to bare timber, the kauri planking is a work of art. At the same time, the shafts and props have been pulled + the keel cooling tubes – for a refresh.

Lots of small maintenance jobs being ticked off + a splash of shinny new paint on the cabin tops.

Her owners always present LC in sublime condition – photos below from her relaunch in 2013 post a total refit. View more here https://waitematawoodys.com/2013/12/16/lady-crossley-3/

Two More x Dean Wright

Kailua Refit – The Final Chapter

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Kailua Refit – The Final Chapter

Regular visitors to ww will have followed Kailua’s winter haul out at the Nautigue boat yard at West Harbour. Not long after new owners Jacquie & Stephen Langton purchased Kailua off Graham Guthrie, the decision was made to give her an extensive make-over. Stephen choose the Nautique yard to complete the work & reports that with the team of Ben & Neil the craft work and project management was great & he  only has good things to say about them – he joked to me that in the past he has built a few houses, & it’s hard to rave about your builders at the end of the project, but with these guys its been the exception.
Kailua was designed & built in 1960 by Bob Salthouse, when launched she was named – Lady Beryl.

Kailua was relaunched in late November 2016 & her first public outing was the CYA Xmas BBQ weekend at Patio Bay.
Enjoy the photos – you can view more on the project at the link below.
https://waitematawoodys.com/2016/09/05/kailua-2016-refit/