A Spirit of Tradition Woody
The above launch was built in 1983 but looks 50 years older, so she makes the cut on WW. Her trademe listing (thanks Ian McDonald) describes her as a 37’ Jorgenson Quicksley launch, with a beam of 10’7” & draft of 4’3’.
Hull construction is 1 3/8” kauri plank and the zoom zoom comes from a 100hp GM Detroit diesel.
Home port is Nelson so she comes with all the fruit, including the mandatory diesel heater 😉 Anyone able to put a name to the launch?
Input from John Wicks – Cna’t for the life of me remember her name, but Jorgensens built her for one Cdr. “Sankey” Critchley who lived just outside Blenheim and had a bach at a bay known as Longbeach in the Grove Arm of Queen Charlotte Sound.
Cdr Critchley had previously owned the Albert Strange yawl “Sheila II” which he bought from Adrian Hayter after the latter had sailed her out from the UK.
Anyone Looking For A Winter Project?
I have been contacted by Mike Renner who inherited a pond yacht (photos below) from his father, who died over 50 years ago. It’s 1.2 metres long & Mike suspect it belonged to his grandfather. It’s been hanging in the garage for years and it needs a new home.
20-07-2018 Update – I understand the model has found a new home with Greg Lees at his boatyard – I look forward to seeing it finished 🙂