Gunk-holing up the Weti River in a 1902 Logan – Revisited


So far there have been over 2,000 classic wooden boat stories featured on waitematawoodys & the viewing numbers (3,300,000) have grown from a dozen people to over 80,000. I have had some loyalists from day one but the big numbers have happened in the last 2 years – so not everyone will have been exposed to all the stories. Over the Christmas / NY period I have decided to take a peek back in time & feature some of the gems from the early days. Enjoy.

Have a great holiday & remember to take the camera / phone with you & snap a photo of any woodys you see. Email them to waitematawoodys@gmail.com

 

Gunk-holing up the Weti River in a 1902 Logan Motor Boat

photos ex Jason Prew at the helm of Otira

Despite the CYA Launch cruise / picnic being cancelled Jason Prew & Nathan Herbert + crew decided to launch Otira, the 1902 Logan day boat at Gulf Harbour & explore the upper reaches of the Waiti River. They made it passed the Silverdale road bridge, which is an impressive distance, along the way they passed an ‘interesting’ array of vessels. Enjoy 🙂  As always – click on any photo to enlarge.

For reference see below a recent photo of Otira at Lake Rotoiti Wooden Boat Parade

3 thoughts on “Gunk-holing up the Weti River in a 1902 Logan – Revisited

  1. I know she’s not a woody, but would love to know all I can find out about the old steel tug, with lots of rust, if anyone can fill in any blanks. — KEN R

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  2. The bridge-decker lying at the “one berth marina” is a Roy Paris, and belongs to small-craft designer John Welsford, who leases the berth, shed, launching ramp and the other facilities from Chris Dickson. John lives aboard when he’s not doing things like helping a bloke sail a pram dinghy round Cape Horn
    Agree about the “G” word; I’d go for the traditional “ditch-crawling” 🙂

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