Winter Haul Out

photo ex Nathan Herbert ex NZ Herald

Winter Haul Out

How many of these boats can we ID? Location ? Vos yard? If it helps the date on the photo is July 1930.

Make sure you view the comments section – lots of discussion on this post.

Photo below ex Harold Kidd ex New Zealand Herald – 12 October 1934 – MR. H. D. GUTHRIE’S 45-FOOT CRUISER ALCESTIS

20 thoughts on “Winter Haul Out

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  2. Renamed something starting with G as they didn’t want to remove the nice roundel on the bow

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  3. It would be the first LITTLE JIM. I wouldn’t bet my life on it, but it’s likely. The yacht in the right foreground looks like MAHAKI to me.

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  4. Wwwwwwith a different cabin top. Perhaps later on the lower cabin was extended back and a shorter dodger made with new roof and no aft central hatch

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  5. The images are 4 years apart, but it’s pretty clear to me that the launch hauled out is DUCHESS once again.

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  6. Here we go again! Nathan has shaken my conviction.
    However, I do have a very clear image at home of ALCESTIS’ stern arrangements and will post tonight. If it ain’t MOLLIE/ALCESTIS, it’s going to be DUCHESS ………………AGAIN!

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  7. I don’t think its Mollie, 2 raked masts, long wheelhouse top, only 2 indented portholes. ..

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  8. Well, if I’m right, as above, she’s MATANUI (ex SAN LUIS) built by E.R. Lane in Picton, so no wonder the Ward pheromone receptors were agitated with their past experience of Ernie Lane boats. MATANUI was then owned by W.J. Bridson.

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  9. PS If W G Lowe & Son’s yard, the yachts hauled out there in July 1930 included WAITANGI. RAWENE, THELMA, MOANA, VIKING, RANGI, WAIONE, ARIKI, GLORIANA, MAHAKI and LITTLE JIM while the launches included RONA, GEORGENE, GISPA, LINDA, MATANUI, ADELAIDE and PRINCESS, no mention of ALCESTIS (which was probably still called MOLLIE in 1930). I can find no reference to where the latter was hauled out in the winter of 1930.

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  10. Raiona would have been well and truly rebuilt with the canoe stern by 1930 would she? Something is different about the doghouse -she has opening doors and a cockpit now. BUT who is the bridge decker Mata…. left side of the pic? Looks my sort of vessel!

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  11. My guess is the yard of WG Lowe & Son. Ken is brave to say the launch in the foreground is RAIONA after perching her erroneously on a rock recently, but I think he may be right this time, although she was ALCESTIS at the time and owned by the Guthries.

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  12. The boat in the right foreground with the cruiser stern looks like the RAIONA to me — KEN RICKETTS

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  13. Vos did not move to Hamer St until 1937. So if this is the Vos yard this photo was taken after this date.

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