IDA – Sailing Sunday & more


Ida 1

Ida 2

Ida

Careened early 1900’s

IDA – Sailing Sunday
photos ex Gregor McQuaters

In February Gregor sent me the above photos, with the promise that family members had more & he would track them down, so todays a little bit of name & shame – where are the photos Gregor? 🙂
In the back of my mind Harold Kidd posted a comment on ww a while ago about Ida but I have had no joy tracking it dowm. I can tell you she was built by Bailey’s in 1895, measures 65′ LOA & 45′ LWL. Home is Sydney, Australia & has been for a very long time. HDK – can you help out (again) 😉

23-07-2016 Input from Robin Elliott

Here’s a bunch of owners for Ida. Jim Platt was part of a syndicate that registered her in 1962.

W. Hicks 1919/21+? L.(& O.) Jenkinson 1922/32 A.A. Angell 1932/39+? A. Angell 1946?/49+? E.S. Green & Others 1950+? J. M. Pinkerton & L.H. Mirams 1951?/53+? J.M. Pinkerton 1952/60+? R. Price, J. Platt, O.C. de Bruin 1962+? J. Tenbroeke 1969+? G. Broeke, T. Guthrie & C. Taylor (RNZAF Hamilton) 1970+? E. Tansell (Pt Chevalier) 1976+? (Still Registered Owner NZYF 1980) R.B. Cornell (Pakuranga) 1982+? (Still shows as owner in 1984 NZYF).

In 1968 she was reported as being owned by several members of RNZAF Hobsonville and in 1969 was reported as being on moorings near the Hobsonville slipway.

Cornell of Pakuranga appears to be her last registered NZ owner. By 1992 her sail number (11) has been re-issued to Francis

23-07-2016 Input from Harold Kidd

IDA was built by C. & W. Bailey for the Jagger brothers and Frater and launched on 21 December 1895. She was a contemporary and competitor to the other 5 rater of that season, the Logan Bros’ MOANA which had the measure of her from the start. However, when C.P. Murdoch of Devonport bought her in 1900 her performance improved radically. The hauled-out pic above is during his ownership and she’s seem on the beach in front of Garden Terrace Devonport where Murdoch lived. His house, with a turret, still stands. Murdoch was Commodore of the Squadron at this time.
Harold Nathan bought her in 1907, N A Nathan in 1908, J. & W. Smaill in 1911, W. Hicks 1919 and then L & O Jenkinson in 1920. Robin has provided the rest.
She was badly knocked around in the gale of March 1918 on the Devonport foreshore where she had been laid up by the Smaills with her keel removed for several years since the start of the War.
In the 1940s she was seen as very old-fashioned and survived both wars because of the incredible rise in yachting as a sport post-war and the shortage of good yachts to satisfy the demand.

Details of Classic Boat Construction – 25th Anniversary Edition
Larry Pardey Book
Larry Pardey is/has just relaunched a 25th edition of his world famous book. The link below takes you to Larry & Lin’s very cool website where you can see a great collection of photos of the construction of his ex yacht ‘Taleisin’. I understand that more photos will be added next week, so make sure you check back in 😉 http://www.landlpardey.com/details

Looking for a bargain buy woody project?

Rakino salvaged 017

The Woollacott (Marco Polo) ketch ‘Rakino’, was recently salvaged by the Wellington Harbour Ranger after its mooring
failed and it sank against the Evans Bay Marina breakwater on the night of
22/23 April 2016.
Rakino is a sister ship to Ebb Tide & Maia II both owned by Jeff Cook. See the Woollacott Association website re the Marco Polo design & the exploits of Tony Armit. http://www.woollacott.org.nz/

Since salvaging on the 24th April, the Volvo Penta engine (about 700 hours)
has been professionally flushed and the starter motor and alternator removed
and flushed. The single skin timber hull appears to have relatively minor
damage consisting of one hole and other apparently cosmetic damage.

Most loose interior items and the sails have been removed (and stored) to
enable better access for viewing and drying.

The Greater Wellington Regional Council wishes to dispose of the yacht by way of a closed tender process and
invites firm expressions of interest.
The tender conditions are below. Note the close of date id May 30th so if you are interested , place a tender, historically some real bargains can be had in these circumstances.

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Tender Conditions

8 thoughts on “IDA – Sailing Sunday & more

  1. IDA was built by C. & W. Bailey for the Jagger brothers and Frater and launched on 21 December 1895. She was a contemporary and competitor to the other 5 rater of that season, the Logan Bros’ MOANA which had the measure of her from the start. However, when C.P. Murdoch of Devonport bought her in 1900 her performance improved radically. The hauled-out pic above is during his ownership and she’s seem on the beach in front of Garden Terrace Devonport where Murdoch lived. His house, with a turret, still stands. Murdoch was Commodore of the Squadron at this time.
    Harold Nathan bought her in 1907, N A Nathan in 1908, J. & W. Smaill in 1911, W. Hicks 1919 and then L & O Jenkinson in 1920. Robin has provided the rest.
    She was badly knocked around in the gale of March 1918 on the Devonport foreshore where she had been laid up by the Smaills with her keel removed for several years since the start of the War.
    In the 1940s she was seen as very old-fashioned and survived both wars because of the incredible rise in yachting as a sport post-war and the shortage of good yachts to satisfy the demand.

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  2. Here’s a bunch of owners for Ida. Jim Platt was part of a syndicate that registered her in 1962.

    W. Hicks 1919/21+? L.(& O.) Jenkinson 1922/32; A.A. Angell 1932/39+? A. Angell 1946?/49+? E.S. Green & Others 1950+?; J. M. Pinkerton & L.H. Mirams 1951?/53+? J.M. Pinkerton 1952/60+?; R. Price, J. Platt, O.C. de Bruin 1962+? J. Tenbroeke 1969+? G. Broeke, T. Guthrie & C. Taylor (RNZAF Hamilton) 1970+?; E. Tansell (Pt Chevalier) 1976+? (Still Registered Owner NZYF 1980); R.B. Cornell (Pakuranga) 1982+? (Still shows as owner in 1984 NZYF).

    In 1968 she was reported as being owned by several members of RNZAF Hobsonville and in 1969 was reported as being on moorings near the Hobsonville slipway.

    Cornell of Pakuranga appears to be her last registered NZ owner. By 1992 her sail number (11) has been re-issued to Francis

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  3. Hi Kim,
    Jim Platt’s daughter Helen lives at Houhora, I’m sure she will have many photos of Ida.
    I will try and make contact with her.
    John

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  4. Thanks John
    A quick Google search has failed to turn anything up.
    Found out that Winkelman once lived on great barrier. On masons road medlands. Have another photo of mullet boats however this one is in signed so can’t be sure if it is one of his.

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  5. I recall Ida being owned by Jim Platt in the mid 1960’s. Jim purchased Ida after it had been sitting in the Okahu Bay hardstand. Jim lived at the bottom of Sandy Bay Rd Bayswater

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  6. Hi
    Just having a bit of a clean out and found an original signed photo by winkleman of the yacht Ida
    Trying to get hold of the owners

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  7. Hi Alan. The search for family photos continues. I’ve found 3 you may not have but the majority were with an aunt in St Helliers and they sold that property the collection was stored in a container while a new house was constructed. The container had a leak which wet the photos and with little regard for the photographic record contained, were destroyed I’m sorry to say. I’m still on the case but the main lead is lost. Thanks for your assistance Alan and I will stay in touch if any more come to light. Regards Gregor.

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