photos by Ken Ricketts
The above photos show Kirikiriroa recently hauled out at Gulf Harbour, her life ring says Port Fitzroy. I took a great photo of her a few years ago & posted it on the CYA forum but using the CYA search section turns up zero. All I can recall from memory is she that does reside at Great Barrier Island.
I get a zero in my photo files so possibly there has been a name change & that is throwing the search out.
Who can tell us more about her, in the water she is a very salty looking wee ship & rings a lot of my bells 🙂
14-05-2016 Update from Judith Wallath
While on a summer cruise (3 years ago) Judith & Bob took the below photo of Kirikiriroa at Kaiarara, Port Fitzroy. She was built for Dick Anderson in the late 1970’s for servicing the mussel farm. Judith doesn’t know when Con Flinn bought her, but as far as she knows he still owns her and moors near Orama in the vicinity of Nagles Cove. Con used to collect from the rubbish barge, but that has been phased out.
Judith pointed out that in the book ‘Tales from Great Barrier lsland’ – it refers to Con FLINN – & she believes this to be the correct spelling.