by Ben Roggensack
(Townsville, Queensland, Australia)
This is my boat Pacific.
She is a Fleming designed Sharpie and was built in Brisbane, Qld, Australia in 1961 by the Kross Brothers and was originally used as a Mackerel trawler.
I purchased her on January 26 this year from the Whitsundays region and motored her home to Townsville.
Within ten days of my purchasing her, we had been hit with flooding including the highest rainfall ever recorded in any part of Australia over a seven day period, and this affected several boats including my own.
She went down on February 5th.
I now have the task of restoring her once again.
She is constructed of Spotted Gum with glass over ply for her decks and cabin.
She is 33' LOA and is currently powered by a Fiat Aifo 8061.
I have much work to do, and have never undertaken such a task before, so any advice is welcome. But please don't advise me to scrap her...