Woodys Cruise To Riverhead Hotel


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Blue Fin

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Silens – 1912 Harvey & Lang

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Volantis – 1965 & Raindance – 1928 Lane MB Co.

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Lady Margaret – 1927 Colin Wild

Woodys Cruise To Riverhead Hotel

Talk around the dock was that a few woodys were itching to give their classic woody an airing prior to this weekends CYA Xmas Party at Patio Bay, Waikehe Island. So a few of us decided to mooch up the harbour to the Riverhead Hotel for lunch & a fizzy beverage. Conditions were perfect & we had a great time, sometimes fewer numbers are good – you get to talk to everyone & the expended wharf, hosted most of us. 

Nice to see new CYA member John Mildenhall make the trip on Blue Fin. The 1935, C. Bailey Jun. designed & built by C. Bailey & Sons launch Nana, was at the meeting spot at Lucas Creek but didn’t do the creek trip, I passed them heading back & for once didn’t have the camera out – very smart classic. There is a great story about her rescue & rebuild – read here https://waitematawoodys.com/2017/02/01/nana-resuced-restored/

Publician Stephen Pepperell’s 1965 launch – Volantis, was berthed at the wharf & her refit is coming along nicely, the plan was to have her finished for Patio Bay weekend but completion is a little way off, but she will be a stunner when finished. View more on her history here https://waitematawoodys.com/2016/04/20/volantis-joins-our-classic-launch-fleet/

On the return trip I snapped a few photos of some classics moored on-route – see below 

 

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Te Hauraki – 1920 William Clare

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Safari – c.1940 Trevor McGuire

2 thoughts on “Woodys Cruise To Riverhead Hotel

  1. I’d love to see some pics or information of when Silens was converted from raised- foredeck to bridgedecker to the present config of sweeping raised foredeck with aft helm…

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  2. Re the lower pics; the double-ender “Se Swalker” is a Billy Atkin “Ingrid” design, the “K” class is (I think 🙂 ) “Kiariki” and the little straight-stem launch is a “Bolger box” to his “Tennessee” design – can’t remember her name but she’s been up there off Paremoremo for a fair while – no beam to speak of, draws about 2mm [ 😉 ] and makes a fair speed with that small outboard.
    Sad to see “Maud” on the downhill slope again – few enough Fifes left; we can’t afford to lose one!

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