Georgene

Georgene 1927

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GEORGENE

On a recent trip to the top of the South Island woody Nathan Herbert snapped a photo of the 1927 launch, Georgene, seen here hauled out at Waikawa Marina. 

From the b/w press clipping of her launch day at Queen’s Wharf, we know that she was built by C. Gouk & her 1st owner was a G. Tanner – anyone able to shed some light on what she has been up over the years? She appears to be remarkably original.

BMW D7 Marine Engine – Help Wanted

Any woodys have a BMW D7 (any condition) or even parts for one tucked away in the shed? A good woody friend has a D7 that is in need of some serious TLC. So, if you or you know of anyone that has old one or any parts lying around – drop me a note in the comments section or email waitematawoodys@gmail.com.

p.s. photo below, but she isn’t as shiny as this one 😉

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3 thoughts on “Georgene

  1. Oh, and while talking about her with Neil Lineham, I recalled that she was always well kept. Looks like she still is.

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  2. She was sometimes known as GEORGENE T. She disappears from Auckland c1934 at the time when Norman Parker sold QUEEN CHARLOTTE to G.F. Bothamley of Wellington.

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  3. When I first knew her she was owned by Norman Parker, (who had Queen Charlotte builr by Ernie Lane), and later by Austin Andrews, in the late 60s/early 70s.

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