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April 2015 Storm Damage
Martindale suffered some damage in the recent storms. The boom came off the funnel, allowing water to collect in the awning, breaking some of the timber supports, bending staunchions and, most seriously, cracking the mizzen mast. We estimate there would have been close to 1 cu metre (1 tonne) of water in the awning.
Installing the Mizzen Mast December 2014
Left: Mick relaxing before the work begins
Right: the mast ready and waiting on the dock
Below: craning the mast into place
Upholstery December 2014
Special Guests October 2014
We were priveleged to have some special guests on board Martindale recently.
Ross Gourlay and partner Gaye, and John Martindale (no relation) and his family joined us for a day on Sydney Harbour. Ross, a telegraphist, was just 18 when he joined HMAS Martindale in 1944. He took the wheel for a short while, recalling the time 70 years before when he had taken HMAS Martindale through Sydney Heads.
John brought with him some brass artefacts that he has very kindly donated to Martindale. Early on in the restoration John donated the wheel now being used.
Above: Ross Gourlay aboard Martindale October 2014.
Below: John Martindale donated a clock, telescope and 2 parrafin lamps to Martindale and previously he had donated the wheel.
Installing the Engine
Galley fit-out in progress
Above left: before work commenced. Above centre & right and below left: starting work, April 2014.
Below centre: by July the sink had been installed and painting commenced. Below right: with running water and shelves.
Saloon fit-out in progress
Above: Martindale's saloon still a shell; Below: work has commenced
Above: L-R: April 2014, July 2014, September 2014. Lights fitted, cupboard frames in place.
Left: October 2014 starboard cupboards fitted.
Right: November 2014 engine room doors fitted, reducing engine noise in the saloon.
Above: Early December 2014 with new upholstery, complemented by recently varnished timber - what a transformation!
Left: Later in December 2014 after the Mizzen mast fitted.
Right: April 2016 with carpet ready for the Wooden Boat Festival.