The renaming of the boat
from "Jay-Em 2" to "Mikela".


It was during a trip to Port Vincent in January 2002 that we discovered the original name of Peter's boat. We met 2 of the 3 previous owners, gained contact details of the 1st owner, and learnt a bit of the history about "MIKELA" as she was originally called. The boat had spent her earliest days at Port Vincent until Peter bought it in 1998. For some time we had thought about changing the name of the boat but it was always a question of what to? The answer came along at just the right time.

Through winter he set about polishing up the hull and removing old pinstriping and did a superb job in giving her a facelift. Then the new name & pin striping was professionally applied and it was time to relaunch. It was 19th October 2002 when she became "Mikela" again. It was the day of the Funs'l, an event run by the Trailer Sailer Association of South Australia and she had been off the water for about 6 months. So now, if you see Mikela on the water and wonder if you've seen that name some years ago, or wonder whatever happened to Jay-Em 2, well the same boat is still out there after a life on the water of over 20 years. She has just gone back to her original name.

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