White Heron


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WHITE HERON

Other than her name & that I took the photos in early Jan 2017 at Waiheke Island, today’s launch – White Heron, is a total mystery to me, but I’m sure we will be able to uncover more on her.

Input from Michael Goldfinch (owner)

I am currently White Heron’s “custodian”… for the last 3 years anyway. Harold, you’re quite correct: she’s a 1967 Brin Wilson that I bought in Tauranga.  A lovely boat I’ve already had a lot of enjoyment out of, including 3 trips to the Barrier.  Power from the original Ford 100 HP which pushes her along at about 8.5 knts. Never missed a beat.  Had an major make over externally about a year before I acquired her, and I’m currently in the process of doing a major repaint / re-varnish internally.  Resides at the OBC.

I’ve made a few changes – and still am – including new canvas and going for more subtle signage. 

Update & Photos ex Michael Goldfinch (owner)

Photos below of White Heron that Michael recently took, showing new interior paint / varnish job, as well as the Brin Wilson plaque of authenticity.

 

 

 

9 thoughts on “White Heron

  1. Harold is correct, we built a few of this design ,nothing like Salthouse maybe Bob copied later on
    Regards Bob Wilson

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  2. I notice the previous comment on white heron.
    .i was told brin wilson also built the 33 salthouse sedan top design.our taranui is totara carvel planked.

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  3. Similar hull lines to our boat taranui.which is a salthouse 33 sedan top built late 60’s.taranui has appeared on ww

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  4. I am currently White Heron’s “custodian”… for the last 3 years anyway. Harold, you’re quite correct: she’s a 1967 Brin Wilson that I bought in Tauranga. A lovely boat I’ve already had a lot of enjoyment out of, including 3 trips to the Barrier. Power from the original Ford 100 HP which pushes her along at about 8.5 knts. Never missed a beat. Had an major make over externally about a year before I acquired her, and I’m currently in the process of doing a major repaint / re-varnish internally. Resides at the OBC.

    I’ve made a few changes – and still am – including new canvas and going for more subtle signage. Can send a photo if interested..

    Michael

    M: 0276 555 944

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  5. I have her as built by Brin Wilson in 1967; owner in 1973 Mrs Moffat of Sydney St Takapuna, recently in Tauranga.

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