Mystery Launch – Dargaville

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Mystery Launch – Dargaville

I was contacted by Dennis Rule the other day, who was just back from a two-day cruise on the Kaipara Harbour, overnighting at Dargaville.  Dennis took the above photos on the slip at Dargaville while waiting to board the Kewpie Too for the return journey to Helensville.  All spruced up ready for the water, but no name.

Any woodys from the dark-side able to tell more about this vessel?

Input from Jeff  Norris

The name is Waima and is owned by Rodney W ilson who is the commodore of the Northern Wairoa Boating Club I helped put her back in water yesterday all ready for todays regatta all I now about her is she powered by GMC and is quite fast also she has been lengthen at one time

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Mystery Launch – Dargaville

  1. The WAIMA as shown in the photo was built for Harald Buckton of Tauhoa by his father-in-law, William Macintosh.He built it on his property on Rangatoto Terrace, Milford. It was launched at Port Albert c1950-51.and built from Timber taken from the Buckton farm on Cleasby’s Hill, Tauhoa.
    It was originally fitted with a Albion Petrol Motor and in later years with a 3 cylinder Lister motor. There may have been another Waima but the one shown in this photo is definately the launch built for my father and I was on it when launched. Joe Buckton

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  2. A previous owner was my uncle Ralph Williams at pahi, she was moored there for many years, I will endeavour to get more info this weekend

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  3. The name is Waima and is owned by Rodney W ilson who is the commodore of the Northern Wairoa Boating Club I helped put her back in water yesterday all ready for todays regatta all I now about her is she powered by GMC and is quite fast also she has been lengthen at one time

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