Doreen > Haku > Coquette




The top photo above (ex Lew Redwood fb > Winkeman – Akl Museum) shows the 1912 Arch Logan built launch Doreen, named after Arch’s sister, later to became Haku & then Coquette (as she is today).

Coquette was the ‘base’ for the Logan 33 f/glass production boats.  In the second photo (ex Alan Good), we see her c.1945, sporting her WWII reporting number – 201. Also of interest in this photo is the addition of the dodger fitted in the summer of 1926/27 during Fred Cooper’s ownership period. Fred also installed a 25/40 sleeve-valve Loew-Knight engine at the same time. (details ex Harold Kidd)

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8 thoughts on “Doreen > Haku > Coquette

  1. Little 8l3 were never fitted in a truck ray.
    Just so thrs no confusion. Have a nice day mate.


  2. Be it either one,my last ship was 44K tons O.B.O. with 21K B.H.P.Mitsubishi-Sulzer RND 9 longstroke running from central pacific as far as Vladivostok and Korea with ore and backloading fuel oil so the workings of a little 8L3 gardner truck engine do not phase me.Yes I reached the dizzy heights of C/E and am well aware of the perils of over fueling. regards ray


  3. I was a toddler in a workshop which specialised in fixing sleeve valve engines, Mercedes, Minerva, Daimler, Panhard and all the Yanks from Willys-Knight, Stearns-Knight to the Falcon-Knight. High output in real silence for the time but very oily when they got tired.


  4. I was once the proud owner of a Willys-Knight Plaidside roadster with sleeve valve engine, I also owned briefly, the “Straker-Djinn” 6 cylinder sleeve valve engine from “Opaia”. For a self styled washing machine mechanic (as I was tagged by a certain acid tongued poster on here) I think that after rebuilding my Willys engine I no longer wonder how they work but why would you bother.


  5. LINDA also had a 6cyl Loew Knight for a short period after WWII until about 1947-48 when she had he GM Detroit 6-71, (or was it the Graymarine version), fitted. It was so tiny for the size of the boat, & both COQUETTE & LINDA’s engines were painted silver, had inspection plates on the sides of the crankcase with the name “Loew Knight” in scroll type lettering & LINDAS Looked like a toy, siting in the middle of her comparatively huge engineroom. — KEN R


  6. She still Had the Loew Knight engine in 1946 when I first knew her — my engineer dad went to great lengths to explain to me as 10 year old, how a sleeve valve engine worked. — I had never seen one before — KEN R


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