DOES ANYONE RECOGNISE THE DESIGN OF THIS KAURI YACHT
WW was recently contacted by Roger Young regarding a yacht he had acquired. The previous owner and probably the builder is deceased, and Roger is hoping that we may recognize the design.
He found the yacht on a lawn alongside the house of the former owner. His name is A. E. Tinnock and Roger is reasonably confident that he was the builder. It has been very well crafted from kauri, strip planked with glass over.
She has a very weighty centre keel with a ballast block of lead. It measures approximately 25cm X 25cm X approx. 2 metres.
Mystery Lidgard Launch A question – why are so many mystery launches, Lidgards? Todays woody is double diagonal kauri with f/glass on outside, and is 26′ in length with a beam of 8’ and draws 2’. The engine is a Ford 60hp diesel. Thanks to Ian McDonald for the tme heads up. WW would like help to uncover more on her past.
The 34’ ex workboat Arahi last appeared on WW back in May 2020, link below. Now thanks to tme we get to have a better look at her. Arahi started life in 1940 as a survey boat for the Auckland Harbour Board,finishes up c.mid 1970’s. We know she spent time at Great Barrier Island. After a refit in Auckland she was transported to the Wanganui River in 2019, where she still resides but is looking for a new owner.
A very sweet wee ship and topped off with a 4 cylinder Gardner (4LW) diesel engine, that sips approx. 4L an hour. There must be a buyer out there for such a salty classic vessel.