3/4’s a Woody – Wild Horses





Taupo woody’s Cathy & Shawn Vennell own a rather special zoom zoom woody, Judy H – a 19’6″ Chris Craft replica speed boat, which I have had the pleasure of skimming over the top of Lake Rotoiti in. For an 8 knot woody, doing 75kph+ is like space travel 🙂 You can check out Judy H here    https://waitematawoodys.com/2014/02/10/the-two-extremes-of-classic-boating/

Last weekend the Vennell’s turned up at the Lake Rotoiti Classic & Wooden Boat weekend with a floating bach – a Mason Clipper named Wild Horses. Now this addition to the Vennell fleet was not a total surprize to me as we had chatted on & off last winter about the suitability of a MC for Shawn & the family.

Wild Horses has a plastic (f/glass) bum but there is enough wood else where to get the ww tick. Zoom zoom comes from a very grunty V8 (Shawn will chip in soon with details)
Already Wild Horses has made a lot of Vennell love & looks stunning – can not wait till next year to see what else they will (tastefully) do to her 🙂

1 thought on “3/4’s a Woody – Wild Horses

  1. Hey thanks for the coverage Alan, she has a 5.7 Magnum Mercruiser injected V8 installed in the late 90s the boat was unnamed when we bought her but I gather was called Sea-Nipper in earlier times. She had a couple of loving owners until one that trashed her, lucky for this MC she was picked up by Nick de May a boat builder /designer that put in the hard yards of her restoration, the Vennells just doing the finishing touches including anti-foul /upholstery (Central Trim Taupo who totally nailed it), trailer rebuild etc. Its a great format as a family boat, thanks for advice from John in New Plymouth and yourself Alan for kicking all the ideas around pre-purchase, cheers!


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