A Wee Woody


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A Wee Woody

I was contacted last year by Miles Clark searching details on the ex navy Fairmiles that had appeared on ww, his grandfather had been on a Fairmile B on his way to the Battle of St Nazaire on one and was saved by an engine failure just outside the battle area. I pointed him in the direction of Keith Nicholson & Heather Reeve who own the Paea.
During the chat he mentioned he owned a wee woody – his grandfathers kauri clinker that was built in Freemans Bay – restored a few years back. I asked for some photos & was impressed to see that the clinker while restored was still being used by the Leigh based family. Well done Miles.

Aside from it being a great looking dinghy & all of us needing a good summer photo to remind us that winter will end – the main reason for posting this story is to remind you all that basically “if its wood its good’ i.e. send in your photos, no matter what size your pride & joy is & ww followers love a project, so refitted / restoration stories are great.

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5 thoughts on “A Wee Woody

  1. Hi, wood has soul—-heart—-n —- warmth. Break it and quite easily replaced or repaired. Yep wood is good n best. Cheers.

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  2. Nothing wrong with wee woodys, especially ones of this standard. Looks like a Wilson to me

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  3. Hi Alan, Re Miles Clark and Navy Fairmiles, I bought a book from Navy Museum Devonport Named ” Salty Dits ” by Gerry Wright. A very interesting book on numbers, names and where built, plus stories onboard. You may like to forward the info to him. Regards, Tom.

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