SOUTHERN ISLES – A Peak Down Below
Thanks to her trademe listing (ex Ian McDonald) we get to have a peek down below on the 36’ Southern Isles.
Built by Tom Wells at Wakatahuri, Forsyth Bay, Pelorus Sound & launched in 1953 she has a beam of 10’6” & draws 5’.
Her zoom zoom is via a 127hhp Gardner 6LX.
She was featured on WW before in Dec 2017 – link below, where you will find lots of history from John Wicks.
Update ex Cameron Pollard – photos below show her in 1950, just prior to launching & in work – beaching the ship Matangi.
20-08-2018 UPDATE – John Wicks just advised that he had recently run into the couple who owned her while she was in Clevedon. They told him they’ve just sold her to someone related (not sure exactly how) to the Wells family of Wakatahuri, and that she’s heading back down to where she was launched, which has to be a good thing.