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HDML Kuparu

Cause page created in the Challenges category by Scott Perry for "HDML Kuparu"

$7,425 of $50,000 goal
Given by 57 generous donors in 4 years

Help save the 1943 HDML HMNZS Kuparu. I have found her in a neglected state and need help to save her.

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I need help to save this 1943 Historical naval launch. She has been sitting on the hard for too many years when I found her, and I plan to save her, have her in the water and used again. I have started on her, got the engines running, removed all of the torn damp tarps off , and made a open tent for her to dry out.

I lost my wife to cancer on the 11th June this year after her 5 1/2 year battle. Leaving me and our two beautiful daughters 11 & 13 devastated. So this is the project to help me get through this difficult time in our lives.

I cant do this alone, I need help, the sooner she is done, the sooner she is in the water.

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Knee surgery done  31 August 2020

Posted by: Scott Perry

Hello all, As per earlier I had that I damaged my knee in December 2019, well after all of the Covid-19 challenges, I finally have had surgery. So all going well, I will be back to working on Kuparu in 6 - 8 weeks, if not sooner.

She needs to be hauled out for her antifoul, and general tidy up very soon.

Also Plans to take her around New Zealand and show her off in as many ports as possible is progressing. So planned time is the summer of 2021, 2022.

Lots of work to be done before then.

Thank you all for your support.



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Peter on 31 Aug 2020
Thanks for the update, keep up the great work
Jon on 21 Jun 2020
Jarrad on 20 Jun 2020
Keep up the good work mate.
Peter on 29 Feb 2020
Hi Scott, met you last year on the water, great the ship now has a home. Keep it up
Peter on 29 Jan 2020

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