photos & details ex ken Ricketts
Seabird is owned by Omaha boat builder Colin Brown who very recently bought her off Dave Gould, an ex New Plymouth long-liner who told Colin he had owned her for a good many years & had bought her off another New Plymouth fisherman.
Seabird is 19′ long with a 7′ beam & powered by a crank handle start, 1 cyl Yanmar, salt water cooled diesel, – so no batteries or cooling systems to worry about.
Colin does not know a lot about her early history, except that she was built in 1940, in New Plymouth & used for longlining, most of her life.
Colin reports she has a little bit of rot in one plank, as a result of having been sitting for quite a period.
Any woodys able to fill in the gaps on her past.