Thanks to Woody Boater Phil Andrew for keeping the escape from reality alive. Ya see, Phil lives in New Zealand, where it’s… Summer! I have officially decided that in Woodyboaterville we call it ZUMMER.. A time were we all get to go boating and smell fresh coats of warmed up varnish from the same place that Phil has to endure or summer fun.. In front of his computer. Here is the report and photos from Phil! Road trip to New Zealand! I got shot gun…
After 3 years of sand, varnish, sand, varnish , re- chrome, re- wire, bottom paint etc my very first boat, a 1958 Century Resorter 16 emerged from the garage to be mated to her new all aluminum
retro style trailer.
I must confess to breathing a sigh of relief as we finally got the boat settled on the trailer. Its rather un-nerving watching her dangling from the crane thinking she is going to snap in the middle any minute.
I’ve been so very lucky to have met Sean Thomas. Sean delivered my Arabian home from the container docks a few years ago and he has lifted the boats many times now and he is a master at it.
I bought this boat in Melbourne Australia in 2007. It had been imported by a bloke who had bought in 2 boats from the USA and decided not long after landing them to sell the Resorter.
She was named ‘ Noble Word ‘ when I bought her. I’ve since discovered through Texx and Mike Green that she was owned by a couple of lads, Archie Word and Ken Noble in Portland Oregon.
We don’t have to have registration numbers on our boats so Ive kept her OR registration number.
She is now named ‘ Principessa ‘
I’m taking her to the St Arnaud boat show in March 2012.