Adonis


ADONIS BY O WOOLLEY 1965 - EX TRADE ME 10.8.17 - 1

ADONIS BY O WOOLLEY 1965 - EX TRADE ME 10.8.17 - 3

ADONIS BY O WOOLLEY 1965 - EX TRADE ME 10.8.17 - 6

ADONIS

Adonis was designed & built by Owen Woolley & launched in November 1965 & has a waterline of 40′. Her first owner was Martin Uren & while there are a few holes in her ownership records – we know that Bob Green (who owned Mahara prior to Adonis) had her for a period in the 1970’s. She was also owned by a Robin Congreve from May 1986 until Dec 1994 & then by current owner John Fleming since then. 

She is currently powered by 2 x 120hp Ford diesels. In the August 1966 edition of Sea Spray magazine its recored that she was powered by 2 x 6 cyl. Fordson 86hp diesels, so somewhere along the line she has been re-powered, but not during the Fleming period (23 years). In the Sea Spray article (below) she appears to have a dodger when new, which she does not have in the later photos.

So woodys – anyone able to fill in the ownership black holes?

Details & photos ex John Fleming via Ken Rickets. Other photos ex trademe listing. 

Sea Spray Aug 1966 a

Sea Spray Aug 1966 b

Sea Spray Aug 1966 c

2 thoughts on “Adonis

  1. The Fordsons in ther were MK1wet liner traders in 1981 we two put two D series 120 hp fords and gear boxes

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  2. I wish to acknowledge that great old magazine Sea Spray. I launched my Owen Woolley designed launch Tusk in 2004, only after finding about him from an old Sea Spray magazine (found at our Taupo bach). Without the excellent documentation of the Sea Spray writers I would have looked at a less suitable craft I am certain. I would vote for an Owen Woolley design every time. Spent the last 3 days fishing and diving the Barrier – it was great.

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