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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.

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Installing the Mizzen Mast December 2014

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Left: Mick relaxing before the work begins

 

Right: the mast ready and waiting on the dock


 

 

 

Below: craning the mast into place

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Upholstery December 2014

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Upholstery in the saloon and wheelhouse.

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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.

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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.

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Martindale Construction

MY Martindale was built in 1931/1932 at Searles' Boatyard Birkenhead South Australia.

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Martindale Launch

Martindale was launched on 19 July 1932.

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Installing the Engine

Martindale's engine was installed in 2012.

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Galley fit-out in progress

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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.

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Saloon fit-out in progress

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Above: Martindale's saloon still a shell; Below: work has commenced

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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.


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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.

Slipping

Martindale has been slipped twice now.
Here she is on the slips in December 2012.

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In August 2014 she was slipped again.

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