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