Richard Whitney CS#70 Posted October 24, 2004 Report Share Posted October 24, 2004 The big day finally arrived. We went camping 1 hr. north of Auckland with our two daughters. It was my 13 yo birthday and she bought 3 of her friends. We went up Friday night. Spent Sat. mornng putting on fittings etc. I called her Kokako for a number of reasons. The Kokako is a rare New Zealand bird - there are 6 breeding pairs on Tiri Tiri Matangi, an island bird sanctuary just off shore of where I launched. The bird is blue and grey (like the paint job on the boat). The two sails remind me of wings. She sails like a dream. A few issues to iron out after the shake down sail- but nothing important. A big thanks to Graham and Carla for the design and the help and support over the 20 months (sounds better then nearly two years) she took to build. Also thankyou to all of you for sharing your enthusiasm, advice and interest. I will post photos of her adventures as they unfold. Richard [attachment over 4 years old deleted by admin] Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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