Moshulu - Hedley Nichol Trimaran 35ft Wanderer
This was my first Trimaran - a Hedley Nichol 35ft Wanderer. Built by Don Garnham in Queenscliff, Victoria. Don crewed on the original tall ship 'Moshulu' in the great grain races of the pre second world war era. He went on to become a skipper, later a master on oil rigs and built the round bidge, triple diagonal plywood trimaran in the 70's. I purchased her for $19,000 in 1984 with a 'hire purchase' loan - and Moshulu become my home in Geelong where I started work as an Intern at Geelong Hospital.
I often wonder where she is now. Many years after I sold her she sailed into the Half Moon Bay Marina in Cairns. She had just returned from Indonesia and was looking loved and lived on.
docgav on 06.05.17 @ 10:11 PM EST [link]