Gay Rambler

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Reading the latest issue of the Lake Rotoiti Classic & Wooden Boat Associations newsletter, I came across the above photos of the c.1960’s 15ft Hartley run-about ‘Gay Rambler’, owned by Gavin Finch. Gavin purchased her in 1972 from her builder, Allan Hall of Ngongataha. Gay Rambler is powered by a 50hp  Johnston that Gavin purchased new in 1974. Trolling power comes from a 2010 Yamaha 3hp.
After 44 years of ownership, 82 year old,  Gavin would like to sell the boat & see her enjoyed by another family.
To discuss & view – contact Gavin on (07) 888 8182.

How To Build A Half Model
The link below is to another of Ian Smith’s short videos, this one is on how to make a half model. Thanks to Robin Elliott for sharing the link 🙂

5 thoughts on “Gay Rambler

  1. I’ve trolled through Dick Hartley’s design book and am sure this boat is one of his earlier economy non-flared bow, non-deep vee designs that could be built easily with sheet plywood. The dimensions (15ft x 6ft 6in) and images show that she’s a BLUE FIN . Plans were $18.


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