Woody John Bullivant sent me the above photo for a double ender, that John recalls was called Monterey, keep at Bucklands Beach in the early 1970’s. She is pictured above behind John’s own design, Thin Lizzy, a 15ft 75hp flying scott powered 50mph death trap (John’s words).
Monterey belonged to a friends grandfather & they used to start her now and then to keep things moving.
Does anyone recall the boat & know what became of her?
Input from Martin Howson – This boat is the M’sieur and was owned by Horrie Mau who lived on the sea front at Bucklands. She was built by Bailey and Lowe and prior to moving North was based in Wellington. After her time at Bucklands she went to Thames and as far as I know she is still there in the mud berths. She was a fine sea boat and had a set of sails as useful alternative in the event of engine failure which happened on at least one ocasion. Mr Mau was not familiar with the Gulf and asked my father in law how to get to Kawau Island ,the instructions were not fully understood because he ended up at Little Barrier instead and could not find Bon Accord Harbour dispite circumnavigating Little Barrier a number of times,he was however a very fine fisherman.