Today’s photo was emailed into me by John Burland, who spotted Matira recently while on a road trip, he took the coast road to Thames & while driving through Kawakawa spotted (hard not to) Matira sitting on Barry Abel’s front lawn.
Barry has recently sold Lady Jane, see link below, to a young couple & has acquired Matira as the next project. I seem to recall her appearing on WW once before but cannot find her, maybe she is still in the ‘one-day’ file. Te Atatu Boating Club rings bells also.
I also recall she was on the market for rather a long time & no doubt Barry picked her up for a bargain price. There is a nice hull hiding under the additions that showcase a mixed of styles. As an aside her hand basin is from a B747 washroom.
Do we know any more about Matira?
05-10-2019 Update ex Barrie Abel – photo below shows Matira before her refit.
Ideal Woody Xmas Present
I’m a big fan of buying yourself a xmas present & the book ‘Thoughts on Clinker Lapstrake Dinghy Construction’ by Peter Peal, ticks most of the boxes. It is a must have for all serious woodys.
Copies are available from Chris Peal at a cost of $60 including post and pack within New Zealand. Transfer the $60 into the back account below & then email Chris with your postal address & a copy of the hard cover book will be mailed out – firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment is to ANZ Bank – Peter Peal’s Book A/c 01-0210-0030056-47
View the WW story on the book here https://waitematawoodys.com/2016/11/28/what-do-you-want-for-xmas/