SOUTHERN ISLES – A Peak Down Below

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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.

https://waitematawoodys.com/2017/12/01/southern-isles/

Update ex Cameron Pollard – photos below show her in 1950, just prior to launching & in work – beaching the ship Matangi.

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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.

5 thoughts on “SOUTHERN ISLES – A Peak Down Below

  1. WOW, the Southern Isle was built and first owned by my much-loved Uncle Tom. The first thing any of his nieces and nephews had to do when taken on trips, was to polish the brass; and there
    was lots of it. He would be over the moon to know that one of his great, great-nephews had purchased and, restored her. It is wonderful to see her back in the Sounds where she belongs.
    Pauleen Wilkinson nee Wells. Great Aunty to Conor the new owner.

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  2. WOW, the Southern Isle was built and first owned by my much-loved Uncle Tom. The first thing any of his nieces and nephews had to do when taken on trips, was to polish the brass; and there was lots of it. He would be over the moon to know that one of his great, great-nephews had purchased and, restored her. It is wonderful to see her back in the Sounds where she belongs.

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  3. On 18/06/18 00:04, waitematawoodys.com #1 for classic wooden boat stories, info, advice & news wrote: > WordPress.com > Alan Houghton – waitematawoodys.com founder posted: ” 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 ” >

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