Seaforth

SEAFORTH (Mystery Launch 11-07-2015)
photo ex Jason Prew
The above photos were taken in Whakatakataka Bay (thats Orakei / OBC) by Jason Prew on 28-06-2015. This bridge decker is looking in need of some TLC.
I have to say the rear port side exhaust set-up is a tad agricultural 🙂

What do we know about her?

Because its Saturday, the first correct answer with the name & designer – wins a classic Harley Davidson pen.

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Harold Kidd Update

She’s a bit of a puzzle. She was registered with APYMBA in 1968 as a 32 footer with a 100hp Ford diesel built by “Bailey” in 1935 at “Tauranga”!! Obviously some myths had gathered around her at least 57 years ago. She was then owned by C.A. Manning. In 1973 she was owned by R.T. Humphries of 6 Ely Ave., Remuera who was a member of Panmure YBC,
She’s very like LADY CYNTHIA of which I posted an image a long while ago on WW, although her coamings are rather different.

New photos ex classicgameboat. The first one being of her being launched at Sulphur Beach

14-07-2015 Update from Previous Owner Laurie Webb

The 2 photo below shows Seaforth c.1986 at anchor. Laurie bought her off Bruce Symonds & was told that she had sunk near Tamaki. Laurie commented that while she was quite fast she rolled badly. He was also led to believe that she was built much earlier than 1935.
The interior photo of Seaforth shows Ron and Shirley Phillips, owners of Antares, which can be seen anchored behind. They owned Antares up until around 2006.

 

16 thoughts on “Seaforth

  1. That image from Brian Worthington’s site must be at Sulphur Point, Tauranga, not Sulphur Beach Northcote. So the APYMBA “Tauranga” was right, but who was the “Bailey”?? Most intriguing!
    Can Brian tell us?

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  2. I owned her in the 1980s I will post some photos when I find them. I sold her in 1987 from memory. I saw her up on the hard at Te Atatu Boat Club some years ago looking pretty sad.

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  3. She sunk not far from where she is now in the late 80’s on a mooring over by the railway line The engine was replaced after that with another 100hp Ford. .

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  4. She’s a bit of a puzzle. She was registered with APYMBA in 1968 as a 32 footer with a 100hp Ford diesel built by “Bailey” in 1935 at “Tauranga”!! Obviously some myths had gathered around her at least 57 years ago. She was then owned by C.A. Manning. In 1973 she was owned by R.T. Humphries of 6 Ely Ave., Remuera who was a member of Panmure YBC,
    She’s very like LADY CYNTHIA of which I posted an image a long while ago on WW, although her coamings are rather different.

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  5. Looks familiar somehow, Manai? There aren’t many with the sliding bridge deck door.

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  6. Dick Lang/Leon Warne/ Sam Ford with that sweep in the bow sheer? She has a fantastic cast bronze cap at the top of the stem, very nice.

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