The Refurbishment Of Tamariki

The Refurbishment Of Tamariki
Todays story is a video essay on the refurbishment of Tamariki, the 45’ Gary Wheeler designed ’spirit of tradition’  ketch owned by Peter Mortimer, father of CYA Chairman James Mortimer.
The video was filmed and edited by the very talented Roger Mills, a friend of Peter’s
Post the refurbishment Peter has been cruising the Pacific and attended the 2019 Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart – in fact the only Kiwi boat in attendance. Roger joined Peter for the homeward leg – Hobart > Picton.
Enjoy – it is a great insight into the 7 month project – wonderful work, well done everyone that rubbed up against Tamariki during this labour of love.
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Tamariki – Sailing Sunday

Tamariki – Sailing Sunday

photo & details ex Wendy Muir
One of the spin offs in the revival of the classic boating scene has been the increased interest & ownership in smaller ‘day’ boats. At the latest meeting of the Mullet Boat committee at the Ponsonby Cruising Club it was announced that Rob Warring and Martin Robertson announced had acquired the famous 1934 Charles Collings designed mullet boat Tamariki L11. The pair explained their plan to restore her to full race ready condition, this will see her competing against her 1915 class mate Valeria. Both Rob and Martin have the credentials to get this project underway and completed. Both are highly experienced boat builders and mullet boat enthusiasts. Rob has recently restored and relaunched Rangi Manu, so who better to get the job done.  Saving this historic boat is obviously not going to come without effort and cost. Rob and Martin are hoping that there are other enthusiasts out there who will help either with labour or finance. They are not doing this for themselves, but to preserve a very important part of Auckland’s marine heritage.

To read more about the history & current day racing of our Mullet boat’s – click the links below

A Wee Bonus – if you want to see some seriously cool classic yachts & launches – check out the 100+ photos from the 2016 Hurum Trebatfestival in Norway – sooooooo much varnish 🙂