Moata

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MOATA

The above photo shows Moata alongside the old Clevedon Wharf on the Wairoa c.1960.

What became of her & details on her past life would be a nice – workboat woodys??? (Photo ex Lew Redwood Facebook)

05-04-2018 UPDATE

Input from Harold Kidd & Cameron Pollard – MOATA was built in 1937 by W.G. Lowe & Son for Nobel Explosives to bring explosives from the stores at Maraetai to town. She replaced the cutter REWA. 

Currently owned by Fin Horder and fishing out of Westport/Greymouth and further. So she’s not a “captain calm water” boat. Gardner powered of course and she is kept in perfect condition.

Geoff Brebner Input – For years she was kept on a mooring at Kawakawa Bay, not far from the ICI explosve magazine at Waitawa Bay.

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  2. MOATA was built in 1937 by W.G. Lowe & Son for Nobel Explosives to bring exposives from the stores at Maraetai to town. She replaced the cutter REWA.

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  3. Moata built by Bailey and Lowe.
    Currently owned by Fin Horder and fishing out of Westport/Greymouth and further. So she’s not a “captain calm water” boat.
    Gardner powerd of course and she is kept in perfect condition.
    According to Fin she was used to carry explosives and that photo shown she was in that mode.

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