I think I can make out the name as Waihora. She was anchored in Oneroa on 26/10/2014.
What say you all on her pedigree?
Update 15-04-2019 – See below input from Jonathan Hope – its a great read. Also check out the comments section – lots of intel there 🙂
“To all of you that have responded to the history of the WAIHORA,I would like to relay to you all some of my happy memories spent aboard her.Logan and Joyce were my uncle and aunt and I spent many weekends and Christmases cruising the Hauraki Gulf,Bay Of Islands and The Barrier as “cabin boy” on her after their son,Rudyard was unavailable because of family commitments.
Logan always addressed me as Little Charlie or Jack Jack.I knew him as Big Charlie .Charlie would phone me on a Thursday and say that we are off for the weekend.All good,he picked me up after his work at the Mill at 5pm on a Friday, and we went to the boat moored next to the Naval Base in Devonport.My first job after rowing the supplies to the boat was to get into the dinghy with auntie Joyce to remove the oil stains off the WAIHORA with Jiff.Charlie would relax while auntie Joyce and I motored to a suitable evening mooring.The next morning we would pull the piper net for bait using bran as burley.After that ,Charlie would drop me off on some rocky outcrop. The rules were that I had to chop up ground bait for half an hour,then start fishing with two handlines.After I had caught two thirds of a sugar sack of snapper,Charlie would pick me up.It was also my job to gut the fish on the trip home that he would give away to friends on Sunday pm.
Also,I those days,we would see a commercial crayfish pot say at the Barrier.The “rules” were that if you pulled a commercial pot and took a crayfish,you left a bottle of beer.A pretty good deal!After half of a 3 lb crayfish for lunch,I didn’t eat much dinner.
I could write a book of my memories on the WAIHORA, spearing kingfish and flounder at Te Couma Harbour,spearing big stingrays with a flounder spear attached to a rope and being towed in the dinghy for 10 minutes before the 4 pronged spear came out at The BOI,illegally laying flounder nets,diving for scallops from the cabin of the WAIHORA with only a mask that you had to hold on to,catching hapuka at the Barrier,going to my first dance at Triphena,having and my first dance with a girl! Charlie also gave me my first bottle of beer,It went straight to my head and I forgot about about my first girl friend .Needless to say,I didn’t row back to the boat.
Incidentally,Charlie’s first launch was the SEQUOYA,a bridge decker. When Brin Wilson was commissioned to build the WAIHORA I went with Charlie on the SEQUOYA to Rangitoto.He had plywood templates for the ribs of the WAIHORA which we matched against the branches of the pohutakawa trees!
So many fond memories!
I Devote my current and past fond memories to my Uncle, William John Logan Nicks.”
Dr Jonathan Hope