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  • No summer boating     17 January 2020
    Posted by: Scott Perry
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    Hi All. I managed to wreck my Knee just before Christmas. So no summer boating updates sorry. Also no work either with a leg up resting.

    The attached Picture was from her Navy days, in the Dockyard shed after a tiddly up from probably 100 men, or more. Oh to have those resources now!

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  • Whangarei     25 March 2019
    Posted by: Scott Perry
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    Kuparu is doing well in Whangarei town basin with lots of interest.

    Time to start some working bees to get that fonishing work done.

    Thank you all that have supported us so far.

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  • Kuparu now un Whangarei     30 January 2019
    Posted by: Scott Perry
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    Kuparu has now completed just under 1900nm as of late jan 2019. She went well with 8 weeks away on her . So she has proved herself.

    She is now located in the Whangarei Town Basin a lot safer and better for her than a swing mooring.

    Plans to do some open day and working bees coming up. So check out Facebook under HDML Kuparu for updates.

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  • Kuparu trips around Auckland     11 May 2018
    Posted by: Scott Perry
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    Well we have had a few trips out and about, but between work and School sports...bit hard at this time of year.

    We were out mid week as a fundraiser for Plunket NZ. We were the support vessel for Sam Wallace from The Hits FM 97.4 Auckland. Great day out for all.

    We were at the Navy open day, only hosted every 4 years. With a few hundred through Kuparu it was a very busy but fun day.

    Working with a couple of groups to get some Navy and ex navy personel out for a trip. Especially excited to get some "Old Salts" out. Get them out of their rest home for something from their youth.

    Keep updated on Fecebook under HDML Kuparu.

    So keep an eye out for us on the Auckland harbour, and wave out, or even come for a ride.

    Thank you all for your support.

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  • Kuparu made it around Cape Reinga     12 March 2018
    Posted by: Scott Perry
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    Kuparu made her trip through the Kaipara bar, and up the West Coast. Then around the cape, and is currently in Whangarei. She is booked in for the Navys open day, on Saturday 24th March, at the Devonport Naval base. Love to see you there.

    Come and see how far she has come, along way to go still to be in showroom condition, but she is 75 years old this week.

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  • Weekend away     20 January 2018
    Posted by: Scott Perry
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    Had a few days away in Kuparu. Sea trials getting rid of issues from sitting all of those years.

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  • HDML Kuparu Antifoul on     30 November 2017
    Posted by: Scott Perry
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    Well things are progressing, First antifoul on, new cutless bearings, engines and grearboxes run, IKY Genset started, upper decks getting some paint on, Fuel and water tanks rebuilt. its all coming together .

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  • Sanding ready for Antifoul     20 August 2017
    Posted by: Scott Perry
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    Been working hard on preping the hull. Port side all stripped back below the waterline ready for Antifoul primer. Starboard side about 1/3 to half done. Hard work on the arms.

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  • 20th June 2017     20 June 2017
    Posted by: Scott Perry
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    Working down the Starboard side. There is alot of sanding there for one person! :-) All re screwed calked and puttied. Just past midships, so getting there.

    I have somone now to move her hopefully in September. So I need some help. Estimated $15k-$18k to get her in the water. Who out there wants to see her in the water, that can help Kuparu.

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  • June 2017     14 June 2017
    Posted by: Scott Perry
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    Port side now re done above the water line and top coat on. working down the starboard side.

    Sorry about the lack of updates. Our internet is very slow, and this sight is even slower to upload to.

    Facebook is kept mostly up to date as I can do it from my phone.

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  • March 2017     26 March 2017
    Posted by: Scott Perry
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    Kuparu is progressing well. All rot removed and rebuilt in top decks and superstructure. Most of the Superstructure has a top coat of paint on. Aft cabins back together, but needs final finishing work. Forward cabins just awaiting final finishing work. Started working on the port engine , stripping back for a full service and a repaint. Hull is coming along, found rot in the diagonal planking underneath, so stripped back to the ribs and rebuilt. Better than new.

    Sorry for the late updates for those that are not on Facebook. Facebook gets all of the regular updates, as can be done from my phone. As the internet at home is beyond useless. :-)

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  • More Pictures     26 November 2016
    Posted by: Scott Perry
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    Sorry our twisted wire network cant handle too many pictures.

    Non techno wiz here, bloody photo has gone on the side, it is a view of the side decks and port holes> Trist your head on the side...

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  • November update ...late sorry      26 November 2016
    Posted by: Scott Perry
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    Been so busy on the boat, I've missed the updates. Facebook page is mostly up to date. Progress is going well, with all of the ribs and some stringers replaced aft of the engine room. Deck replaced aft of engine room, and all of stern. Now all glassed over, and undercoat on. Port holes went back on Friday 25th Nov. So now she is all water tight down aft.

    New planking going on in a soft area on the port side.

    Please check out Facebok under HDML Kuparu for more updates.

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  • Starting on the port side     6 September 2016
    Posted by: Scott Perry
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    6th September, starting to remove rotten boards down the port side, upper deck.

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  • Starbord upper decks     2 September 2016
    Posted by: Scott Perry
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    2nd September and most of starboard side been removed and replaced above the deck. Rot removed, new planking and marine ply, ready to drill the holes for the port holes to go back in. New glass ordered for the wheelhouse to replace the cracked ones.

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  • new tarps on     14 August 2016
    Posted by: Scott Perry
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    Put two poles up and wire running length of boat. put tarps over to keep water off, and allow ventilation through and over the boat

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  • Old tarps removed     14 August 2016
    Posted by: Scott Perry
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    Friday 12th August, old tarps removed, as nailed down to deck and trapping water in, no ventilation.

    Both engines now running.

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