I was on the Rangitoto. Looking at the photo reminds me of the day in Auckland when the bosun said "Waterfall, you're in charge of the pontoon today. No, not a game of cards but a ruddy great pontoon moored alongside from which myself and an ordinary seaman were given the job of painting 1 foot of black paint above the white line, the white line and 1 foot of boot topping below the white line, this from stem to stern! I seem to remember that she was 608 feet long and he wanted it completed before midday. Some hopes!!