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Help wanted next Tuesday morning, 10.30 am

posted May 30, 2018, 3:53 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated May 30, 2018, 3:57 AM]

John Young writes:

‘Kon Tiki is the only Flying Fifteen yacht to be built in Tasmania, (between 1951 and 1952 ),and the only one in the world to be built of Huon pine below the waterline, and King Billy pine for the topsides.  … As custodians of the Maritime history of Tasmania, we could do a good deed by coming to the LBT at about morning tea time, next Tuesday,5th of June at 10.30am.  We have removed the keel, temporarily, to mend a hole, and we have caulked the seams with a special, technologically advanced material, recommended by Peter Laidlaw, which sticks well in the seams, and will also compress as the water sucks into the wood and expands it when she goes back into the water. The plan is to turn her over once more, to repair the deck. Then we can finish the painting, replace the keel .Re-launch, and learn to sail this heritage vessel, in the next Tawe Nunnugah raid? What we need next Tuesday is a lot of people; who will be able to pick Kon Tiki up and turn her over, without hurting any-ones back. It will take hardly any time at all.
John has supplied a lot more information about this boat: read it at