Install date set  (Actually this didn’t happen. I was being much too optimistic)

I am confident the Turks will be completed and ready to install on the weekend of the 4th July. The plan is for as many members to be involved as possible since this will be a celebration as much as a work activity.
I’ll have more details next week.

Current Turk status

Last weekend saw solid progress on the internal fit-out. This involved fitting the benches, bunk ends then bunk horizontals. The internal trim was also completed as were the mattresses.

In progress

  • Fitting doors and windows
  • Plastic welding guttering for water collection
  • Fitting bunks
  • Fitting internal shelving

To be done

  • Plastic weld door and window shades
  • Attach solar panel, internal lighting and other wiring
  • Install ventilation system
  • Build outside waterstands
  • Build and attach outside seating
  • Make outside ski rack
  • Make door and window stop with weather seals

Becoming a member

Some people were struggling to work this out. It is quite simple.

  1. Decide what type of member you want to be based on the details on this page.
  2. If it is a Regular Membership you can choose what part of a Turk from this list
  3. If your membership involves money (as opposed to labour) put it in this account:  ASB  12-3405-0092402-03
  4. Email me at

Internal fit-out

We are looking for donations of the following:

  • Small-sized, wooden-armed armchairs  (a Turk is not complete without one)
  • Pots and pans
  • Eating utensils
  • Down jackets
  • Slippers and gumboots (not too shoddy please)
  • Good books for reading in a storm bound hut
Crown Basin arm chair. Good for kids aged 7 to 97.  This one cost $20 from a Dunedin second hand shop.
Erik Bradshaw11 June 2020