APPENDIX 3 – THE HISTORY OF THE IMOGEN
Good wine has a long life. The Imogen is still alive at 102 years old. In the end, she made her way half way round the world to Auckland, New Zealand. If a reader of Atlantic Affair would fall in love with her and sail her home, the author would be forever grateful and perhaps Imogen herself would be happy too.
The current owner in Auckland, John Cooper (Tel: +64 9 967 9279 and Mobile: +64 21 488 388), is interested in selling the Imogen and has provided the following history:
April 1997 - Bought by John Cooper and trucked to Dolphin Quay, Emsworth, for restoration.
1997 to 1999 - Restoration work by Tim Gilmore for John
Cooper, including rebuild stern and cockpit floor, new Garboards, new deadwoods, planking, floors, frames, keel bolt, strip out old engine and replaced with Yanmar 12hp. Cork deck and varnish and paint throughout.
2000 - Shipped as deck cargo to Auckland, NZ.
2000 to date - Sailing Hauraki Gulf, racing in Classic Yacht Association Regatta. Ongoing maintenance including recorking decks, new headsails.
Imogen today in New Zealand