Tasman Star – A Peek Down Below

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Tasman Star – A Peek Down Below

Built in 1935 by Dick Lang, she started life as a commercial fishing boat – Danish seine netting. She measures 42’6” & is powered by a 150hp LXW Gardner. Thanks to Ian McDonald for the trademe listing heads up.

You can read about her colour-full life on this WW link    https://waitematawoodys.com/2014/11/19/tasman-star/

Update photo from Greg Fenwick – Easter 2018 @ Whangaparapara



6 thoughts on “Tasman Star – A Peek Down Below

  1. hi folks, I am current owner of Tasman star, she’s on her way onto hard at home for a few months, has a annoying leak in rear end, apparently has had this leak for some time, and she’s due for some caulking so will attend to this while she is out for a spruce up, will try to get a mast back on her as well and might put a better looking cabin on her yet…. will see how time progresses. don’t want her out to long though…. will send in some pics etc


  2. Paul greatbatch fished her all around north island and down to Westport. She has the most fantastic ” manners”. Effortless steering and manouverung. I’m sure she still has the loose pece of metal in her steering brass wheel that rattles when it’s turned.
    Very good memories of Friday night beers steaming down to rangi channel and bak.


  3. Curly Walker ran her out of Leigh in the 70’s
    Ginger Gibbs had in Auckland late 80’s into th 90’s
    Colin Silby rebuilt her twice, second time after she hit end of Princes Wharf
    Last Time I saw her was alongside old Mangere bridge


  4. Tasman Star for many years fished out of Mangonui owned by Bill Atkinson. Bill and his wife Jane owned the fish shop on the wharf, Bill fished and Jane ran the shop. A lovely couple.


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