Wairangi – heads north

WAIRANGI- THE JOURNEY NORTH - PICTON TO AUCKLAND- PT  1- A CLEAN BUM FIRST

WAIRANGI- THE JOURNEY NORTH - PICTON TO AUCKLAND- PT  1- SHAKE DOWN CRUISE WAITANGI WEEKEND - 1

WAIRANGI- THE JOURNEY NORTH - PICTON TO AUCKLAND- PT. 1- DEPARTURE DAY 1

WAIRANGI – Heads North
photos ex Owen Foster via Ken Ricketts

As previous noted on ww Wairangi has been sold & is relocating to Auckland, Waiheke  Island I believe. Owen supplied this collection of photos from the passage from Picton to Auckland. Wairangi was designed by Wren Carey & built by Andy Miller of Miller & Tunnage fame. For a 1934 vessel of her design she is unusual in that she was launched as a pleasure vessel, which goes against her looks that scream ‘work boat’ converted to pleasure use. Wairangi was the opposite as she became a Lyttelton pilot boat c1948.

To view / read more details of her past click here https://waitematawoodys.com/2013/05/28/wairangi/

05-03-2016 Arrives safely at Waiheke Island

07-04-2016 – Wairangi getting a little love at Pier 21. Photo ex Rod Marler

Wairangi at Pier 21

11-04-2016 Update & photos below from CYA member Neil Williamson (owner of MV Safari & the mullet boat Arawa)

Currently doing some work on Wairangi at the moment and thought I would share some pics now the hull has been stripped back showing the planks in fantastic condition
She’s so well made and still in great nick. Great to work on ones like this.

26-10-2016 – photo below of Wairangi in Smokehouse Bay, Great Barrier Island 28/03/2016. ex owner via Ken Ricketts.

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  3. I spoke to Owen Foster earlier today (5.4.16.) WAIRANGI had just rounded Cape Colville after leaving Napier 47 hour earlier & expected to be in Oneroa where they will spend today & tonight. They had an excellent ride for almost all of the second & final leg of her Journey, to her new home in Matiatia, Waiheke Island.
    When they left Napier, they had a rolling ocean swell, but it had no break on it, & was very comfortable. During the first night, it got a little lumpy, so they slowed until that passed, & the rest of the journey, Owen reports was delightful.
    The 6L3 Gardner has run like a clock, (as they a always do), & has not missed a beat. They stopped at Hicks Bay, just this side of East Cape, for an hour and a half to check engine systems & otherwise have come straight through.
    Will send Alan more pics when they come to hand, in the meantime – Welcome Home Owen & WAIRANGi. edited by AH

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  4. WAIRANGI had a very rough 37 hour ride from Picton to Napier, owning to bad judgement call on the weather, by the then delivery voyage skipper, so they were very glad to arrive in Napier, Owen told me. — KEN R

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