Mystery Launches 21-07-2015


MYSTERY LAUNCHES 21-07-2015
photo ex Harold Kidd

During the recent post on the launch Manana (Raehutia) Harold Kidd sent me several photos of Manana while she was owned by the Seagar family.
Thats her on the left in the photo above – today’s question for woodys is what are the two launches to the right of the wharf ? & while we are at it – the location?

To view / read more about Manana – click link https://waitematawoodys.com/2015/07/17/manana/

And to brighten up the day – some stunning yachting photos from the first 2 days of the British Classic Week -click the link below

http://classicyachtinfo.com/2015/07/21/a-spectacular-2-days-of-panerais-british-classic-week-in-images/

Update from Hylton Edmonds

From Left to Right – Manana (pre Leon / Chris Brown), Albacora (Pat Edmonds) and Lady Doreen (“Snooks” Fuller / AE Fuller & Sons), – and yes, taken at Otehei Bay, hmmm… guessing around late 50’s?. Due to the fact that Otehei Bay had the Lodge and was an official BOISFC Weigh Station Site, a lot of the Big Game boats  would operate out of there,  (as well as their home bases Russell / Paihia ) over a season. A few of them had permanent moorings down there too. Great Photo of a wonderful era.

7 thoughts on “Mystery Launches 21-07-2015

  1. From Left to Right – Manana (pre Leon / Chris Brown), Albacora (Pat Edmonds) and Lady Doreen (“Snooks” Fuller / AE Fuller & Sons), – and yes, taken at Otehei Bay, hmmm… guessing around late 50’s?. Due to the fact that Otehei Bay had the Lodge and was an official BOISFC Weigh Station Site, a lot of the Big Game boats would operate out of there, (as well as their home bases Russell / Paihia ) over a season. A few of them had permanent moorings down there too. Great Photo of a wonderful era.

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  2. I would agree with John and say Otehei Bay. Urupukapuka Island. O and G launch Lady Doreen Snooks Fuller skipper perhaps.

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  3. I had her marked as a sortakinda Oliver and Gilpin-looking boat so I fast tracked to Tauranga especially because of the big game rig). O&G were in their prime in ’67 or so with Noelani et al.
    No listings for Lady Doreen (I agree, it is a tantalisingly- good fit for the rather blurry name whch defies any of my crude attempts to sharpen it) in Max Avery’s book Maritime Taurang. No pix of a similar boat came up on a quick riffle through Max’s book but I have to work today! The fwd port trims are distinctive.

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