During the summer of 2014 Nick had decided to sell her. She had sat in a cradle outside the toilet block at Chichester Marina for a few years. I think due to health reasons and work commitments the urgent repairs were always put off until tomorrow,
but for Nick tomorrow never came. She was basically rotting away from the inside. There were lots of holes in her hull. Anybody walking past could look inside her. There were some patches on the hull but the internal rust hadn't been removed so some
patches just peeled away as the rust kept growing. During Nick's ownership he had spent £1000's on electrics, rigging, sails, radar, heating and a hydraulic autohelm system. He carried out a few repairs to the hull with over plating a good short term
fix but the rust wasn't going away. I am sure he was faced with the same dilemma I was to be soon to be faced with. Keep adding patches? Or strip out the interior and start again.
I wasn't expecting to buy Windrunner, I tripped over her on E bay. But
the auction finished whilst I was away on holiday. She didn't get reserve and a few texts exchanged hands and the deal was done.
But look at her now in 2019 below