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Family Historian, uncovering the history of the Stanaway Family in New Zealand.

Moving Day!

Monday 4 March 2019

Moving day has finally arrived. Spent the last few weeks removing the canopy and preparing for today. Boat Haulage helped with the move – always impressed with the skill of these guys – a big thumps up to Pete, Luke and the team.

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The move was only 5 minutes down the road – so not long enough to blow all the dust out. Now to construct a new cover!

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ANZAC sees the light!

18 February 2019

The covers have now been removed and daylight for the first time on ANZAC for the first time in 2 years.

Moving day is now booked in for 4th March with the guys from Boat Haulage. I am now in full pack down mode (House and Launch). Spent last weekend removing the tarps and dismantling the canopy. Have already disposed of a lot of rubbish, having to be practical with what is going back on and what is junk.

As you can see she has been stripped back and has a few holes – hopefully all the dust will get a chance to blow out of her during the move! (I did vacuum already)

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January 2019 Update

Sorry to those who like to follow this web site – the delay in getting posts up is due to having to move ANZAC to a new location.

This is the problem with 2 year refurbishments which turn into major refits and extend into year 3 and 4 – is that life carries on. So we are moving.

January then consisted mainly of tiding up and doing the odd small job – current pictures below.

 

 

 

 

 

More Plugs & Plank removal

Week ending 7 October 2018

A weekly update here – more of the same but a lot more progress. Started the week making more plugs, removing ribs and sanding the interior planks around the bow. I then epoxied in plugs looking to finish off the port side ready for rib installation – only a few rib removals left.

For a change I cut out the damaged planks on the starboard side.

I then opened up the planks around the front stem as they looked in poor condition as well as not sitting right. One of the planks was split so needed to be replaced.

Will have to replace a section of the front stem. Finished the weekend by purchasing some Kauri planks to replace the ones removed.

 

Weekly catch up

Weed ending 16.09.2018

Not much going on at the moment work wise on the boat – spent a few hours on Sunday sanding down the plugs on the port side and then sanding the top deck.

Making plugs are sucking all the fun out of the rebuild. Will post some pictures when I get the chance.

Have been busy at work and with Coastguard stuff.

More Plugs

Weekly update – to 27 August 2018

Not much more to report other than more plugs going in. Though I did purchase a drill press to speed up the process of making the plugs.

I did crank up the steamer on Saturday for an hour, will need to modify on of the hatches as the heat has deformed part of the steam pipe.