Mystery Launch 03-12-2017


Mstery Launch 03:12

Mystery Launch 03-12-2017

Another Nathan Herbert photo, this launch is presented in a very different configuration from when she held various speed records. The first woody to correctly ID her wins a Lake Rotoiti Classic & Wooden Boat Parade 2018 Calendar. NOTE: entries ONLY via the WW Comments section.

No ‘Sailing Sunday’ today – but Mondays story will more than make up for that – don’t forget to check it out.

If you don’t win the calendar, copies are available for $15, a steal – click this link for details on ordering.
https://waitematawoodys.com/2017/11/14/lake-rotoiti-classic-wooden-boat-association-2018-calendars/

 

5 thoughts on “Mystery Launch 03-12-2017

  1. As a result of my needless sarcasm, Nathan has revealed that he thinks that HALCYON is actually SCRIPPS III = DEFENDER, a very famous and fast Lane launch of late 1913. The clincher will be if her hull is cedar. Does anyone know if that’s the case??

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  2. Was she originally ANKLE DEEP FOUR a multi-step hydroplane powered with 3 Hispano-Suiza V12 aero engines, but the hull was thrown away and she was re-engined? Just a thought.

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  3. Nath, no not mine —- she was owned by friends. As she is a displacement vessel, I’d be keen to learn about her speed records, if possible.

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