Orari II


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ORARI II (MYSTERY LAUNCH 11-03-2016)
photos ex Robin Elliott

Another mystery launch post & if they are all as cool as this one, there will be more 🙂

Robin has sent me a collection of launch photos from the Whangarei Cruising Club Collection, as far as Robin knows, all are from the 1940’s early 1950’s & and were taken by Palmer Photography in Whangarei (1910-1999). Most by the late Graeme Palmer and possibly some older ones by his father.

So woodys who can ID this one? ITS ORARI II

Update from Robin Elliott

Orari II was featured in Sea Spray August 1960 when owned by Harry Julian. While I see similarities in the hull, the cabin (with venetian blinds – Luxaflex no doubt) is quite different, having been pushed forward right to the mast.
Does this still match with your opinions of those original pix being Orari II?

Orari II

27 thoughts on “Orari II

  1. I think I own this boat just brought its a36fter no nothing about her hull is very sound taking her to Thames in the next to weeks have to clean her belly first been neglected for 4 years Ron Gillard

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  2. My late Uncle Arthur Sharpe, of Northcote, owned a very similar launch named Orari in the early 1940s, on which my father and I shared some great seagoing holidays around the Gulf.

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  3. Orari 2 was designed and built by my Father on his farm at Maungakaramea he also designed and built Orari 1 at his home in Shortland street Whangarei 1937

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  4. We are the present custodians of Orari ii, having bought it from the Cliffords in December 2013. I understand from the Cliffords that they had enjoyed cruising in Orari ii for the previous 37 yrs and, at some stage, had upgraded the interior and possibly changed the motors to the present Perkins 75 hp diesels.
    We are slowly working through a rather long list of upgrades that the boat required, starting with a complete rewire. Over the first summer, we extended the cabin top aft by a metre to shelter the cockpit and modified the transom to make a walk-through to allow easy access to the dinghy for our grandchildren. This winter, we intend hauling Orari to strip the many layers of paint topside, so hopefully she will once again look as spik-and-span as she did on the cover of Sea Spray! Steven and Rosemary Allen, Wakatakataka Bay

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  5. Harry lived on the cliff edge of Paritai, in a house now bowled for something far less stylish, reasonably likely thats why the photo was taken with the background. June is in the photo behind Harry.

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  6. wherever it may be she is/was a beautiful boat. I have found the easiest way to get a right answer is to give a wrong one here.

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  7. Hi Ray , Its Paratai Dr Note the Wedding cake( White house ) above the burgee .
    Also the bridge at theNgapipi Rd intersection top right of Pic . M

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  8. PS Lloyd’s Yacht Register says she was designed by “R.P. Fisher”. Harold Parkinson registered her as a British Registered Ship in 1964 under ON # 315017 with that info.

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  9. Well Lloyd’s Yacht Register says she was built in 1950 in Whangarei by Reg Fisher himself. I think you’re right and she was built over a period between 1950 and 1951. No doubt the Fishers will know precisely, or you could search the Northern Advocate!

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  10. Do you have any design info, launching dates for her?
    She is on the WCC Register 1949/50 but the AYMBA card says she was built in 1951. Could well be that she was a 2-3 year building project, registered but not launched until much later.

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  11. Harold Parkinson owned her in 1964 after Harry Julian. She still had her original twin Chrysler Royal 8 cylinder engines then.
    Harold owned her until he died in 1979.
    For some reason that I can’t figure out she was called ORARI III after 1960. Same boat, though.

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  12. There are lots of photos of her from launching date forward around the place, just not yet published. Mum has some goodies of everyone on her bow in the Julians ownership.

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  13. Gee you guys are such show-offs:-)
    Thats’s brilliant thanks,
    Orari II was featured in Sea Spray August 1960 when owned by Harry Julian. While I see similarities in the hull, the cabin (with venetian blinds – Luxaflex no doubt) is quite different, having been pushed forward right to the mast.
    Does this still match with your opinions of those original pix being Orari II?

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