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New Zealand racer restoration project

Our friend the noted Kiwi boat designer John Welsford suggested that we should include this one at an early date, and he’s right – she’s a corker.

Rainbow is one of the ‘big Logans’ – one of a small group of large racing yachts built in Auckland by Logan Brothers. Built in 1898 with a hull made from three diagonal skins of kauri wood, she’s 50ft long and 38ft on the waterline.

The restoration currently underway will restore her original form, with a flush deck and gaff rig – a real racing machine from a classic period.

For more on this fabulous boat go to:

http://www.classicyacht.org.nz/node/954

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Windermere steam boats get £465,596

The Lakeland Arts Trust has been awarded £465,596 to restore the boats of the Windermere Steam Boat Museum. The museum houses a wonderful collection of rare boats of international importance, including Dolly, the world’s oldest propelled mechanical boat, Captain Flint’s houseboat from Arthur Ransome’s children’s novels, and many other historic and elegant craft.

A key aim of the projects is to create a centre of excellence for boat restoration and an opportunity for local people to learn new skills.

Windermere Steam Boat Museum:

http://www.steamboat.co.uk/

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Glorious racers of the past

 

Fairlie Restorations do some fantastic work looking after some of the great sailing racers of the past, specialising in the craft built and designed by William Fife.

Check out the Hispania, Moonbeam, and Lulworth.
Go to http://www.fairlierestorations.com

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