LADY JANE (Lady Joyce)
photos ex Ken Ricketts
Today’s photos of the launch hauled out at Gulf Harbour were sent to me by Ken Ricketts. Close inspection of the starboard side revels the remains / outline of some lettering that most likely says ‘Lady Jane’.
Hidden below those sheets of plywood is a rather pretty hull. What do we know about her?
Update from John Thompson
The first photo below shows Lady Jane in Whitford Creek prior to the opening of Pine Harbour. The second photo is ‘original’ as built by Willie Oliver. When checking her one morning on her mooring she had broken free and drifted onto John’s landing point in Whitford Creek. No damage done, and they re-floated her on the next high (after digging a trench in the mud and papa)
Update 04-12-2015 from Ray Morey
Ray sent in the photo below of Lady Jane when she was named Lady Joyce & owned by Willlie Olivers. Willie built her on his farm at Pukekawa. Launched without any interior or glazing. The engine was an “OSCO” marinised Ford V8 and the fuel tank was a 4 gallon tin. There was never an aft cockpit dodger, Willie maintained she was too short to carry one. Willie was not impressed (0 out of 10) with the for the re-modelling work 😦
Great photo – I can hear Nathan H hyperventilating over this one 🙂
More Photos here of Lady Joyce https://waitematawoodys.com/2015/12/08/lady-joyce-2/
11-12-2015 Photos below supplied by Dave Walker ex previous owners. Sourced by Ken Rickets