Mystery Launch 03-03-2017

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Mystery Launch 03-03-2017

Anyone able to help ID the above launch?, her trademe listing says she was built in the 1960”s by ‘Lange’.
36′, kauri planked & powered by a 130hp 6 cylinder Perkins that pushes her along at a comfortable 8 knots. She is Westhaven based, so someone must be able to shed some light.

And woody launch owners – remember the CYA classic launch parade & Riverhead Hotel lunch cruise this Sunday at 10.00am – details below, click to enlarge. All woody classic launches welcome  🙂

10 thoughts on “Mystery Launch 03-03-2017

  1. Ask the Chamberlins? Pacific and Kotanui are a 1917 Slattery and a 1962 Salthouse each built for my family the Hobbs. Pacific was used occasionally for towing a stock barge from Tiri, and the Hobbs were friends with the Hoppers which may be the links in your story. Ponui was (is?) A planing launch, Collings and Bell or similar.

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  2. Hi all
    Is there anybody that can shine a light on to Her original launch name.
    She is almost a sister ship to Quo Vadis, although maybe slightly shorter?
    There were other boats called, Pacific, Kotanui.?
    And one older boat built for Ernest Chamberlain named Ponui. I think a Logan?
    It’s a case of verification to which island she serviced and what years.
    My phone number is 0274503846
    Would love to talk to anyone with some information.
    She is currently in Napier and owned by my partner, our intention is to have her in absolutely classic class over the next few seasons.

    Cheers
    Phil
    Sweetapple

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  3. Hi just sitting here talking to dad and shiw him the oicture and he thinks from memory this was built for Roger Chamberlain of Motorua.
    Are you able to send more pictures to help identify.
    The QUO VADIS dad just said was built for Tony and Ian Hopper Whangapora.

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  4. Hi just sitting here talking to dad and shiw him the oicture and he thinks from memory this was built for Roger Chamberlain of Motorua.
    Are you able to send more pictures to help identify

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  5. Hi there I found a picture of Quo Vadis on the classic boats NZ Web site, not quite the same but could almost be a sister ship ?
    Any ideas ?
    PS

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  6. I have compared the images of the “Classic Launches” QUO VADIS & the DEE 3 ex QUO VADIS on woodys & I believe they are 2 different boats the bow is higher the forward deckline slopes up on the C.L. boat, also it has 3 portholes in the flare, & the shear line of the sweep in the deck gently curves up at the stern whilst the other is straight through, & also the tuck is a little higher the Shear batten on the hull at the stern just above waterline is longer she appears a little longer & all in all I believe they have to be different boats. — KEN R

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  7. Zounds!
    Foolishly, it seems, I lamely accepted that Ken’s statement that ZIRCON = QUO VADIS. (I must say, in retrospect, that the dimensions seemed a bit off)
    So who is right guys????
    I must say that this boat looks very like the Lange boat that was built for the Ford agent in Warkworth who kept her at Point Wells and took me fishing off Little Barrier. She had a Scripps V8.

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  8. But but Quo Vadis is in Westpark/ Hobsonville in original configuration so far as I know??? It seems likely that I might have mentioned her as we have quite a bit of movie footage of the launching of Quo Vadis, but to me this isnt her. A picture of her is on Brian’s site also if you google image search

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  9. Well, some of the info on the ZIRCON post was astray. Apart from uncertainty as to dates, it was Nathan who was on the button.
    According to her first registration with APYMBA in 1962 she was built that year by P.A. Lange for A.L. & I.B. Hopper and powered with a 100hp Leyland 600. Her dimensions were given as 37’6″ x 35’6″ x 10’9″ x 4’3″.
    In 1973 she was owned by M.W.G. Forlong of Taumarunui, a Squadron member.

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  10. Her present name is DEE 3 but she was built as QUO VADIS by Phil Lange & has been identified by his son as being built by his father, to the present owner Kevin Peet, & had a name change to ZIRCON (& was featured on woodys on 4.11.15 under this name – lots of info there), & Kevin has now given her, her present name as above.
    She was bought by Kevin a couple of years ago a sad state but he took her home gave her lots of TLC & here she is looking lovely. — KEN R

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