The Herald front page 12 June & Twitter had Classique photos

Herald front page picture with statistics of the storm which peaked at about 1 am

The Herald front page 12 June & Twitter had Classique photos
The hull had a dive inspection on Saturday by Bolton.
Classique is showing surprisingly little evidence of damage below the water-line. Her rudder has a chunk out of the leading edge & fairing damage. The propeller seems to be operable with minor abrasion. A balancing will determine whether she took a pounding. The hull has minor abrasion. The keel has been given a fair amount of polishing with few chunks out of it. Most of the damage above & to the deck seems to have been done by the Shoal Bay grid poles which probably saved her hull from a grinding on the rocky bank. A certain amount of top-side damage must’ve been inflicted by other yacht & boats she scraped enroute as she dragged the mooring broadside to the wind. Water came up the hand basin pipe into the engine room as Classique lay over at low tide endangering the engine & generator but mainly flooded lockers & dive compressor motor, carpets etc. Disastrous flooding would’ve occurred if the valve had not been closed before an incoming tide doubled the ingress of water.
Daylight shines through the damage to the transom which mainly happened as the tugs dragged her astern against the Bridge foundation enabling the bow to be released from in between the Grid poles.
How much longer before Classique is hauled out will be known as discussions commence with Auckland Council’s Claims Dept.

Twitter photo taken from the Shoal Bay Boat Shed parking area
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Herald front page picture with statistics of the storm which peaked at about 1 am ?
The Herald front page 12 June & Twitter had Classique photos,ScanHerald

The Herald front page 12 June & Twitter had Classique photos

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