Dixie – Motor-Sailer

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Dixie –  Motor-Sailer

The above photo was sent in by Simon Smith, details are unknown but being such an impressive looking craft, it won’t be long before a woody ID’s her for us.
Update – chat in the comments section between Paul Drake & Harold Kidd around whether she could be Ponui. HDK has advised that he agrees with Paul in that the stem is too plumb for Ponui, but HDK commented that she’s very similar in layout for the time, even to the conning tower in the cabin top. Photo below.
Ponui
Update 11-02-2019 As ID’ed by Nathan Herbert & endeared below by Harold Kidd – it is Dixie.
DIXIE. Built by H.N. Burgess October 1913 for Jas Kennedy of Putiki Bay, Waiheke (a Squadron member hence the flag). 18hp Automatic kerosene engine later 30hp Twigg. In Kennedy’s family until 1985. Recently in Thames.

9 thoughts on “Dixie – Motor-Sailer

  1. Don’t think so. The only MSUIRE I know is a 32 footer built by W.G. Lowe & Son for W.D. Willis in 1952 with a 4 cylinder Thornycroft diesel, later owned in Wellington by T. Gordon Clark. Seems unlikely there were two of that name?

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  2. Agree DIXIE. Built by H.N. Burgess October 1913 for Jas Kennedy of Putiki Bay, Waiheke (a Squadron member hence the flag). 18hp Automatic kerosene engine later 30hp Twigg. In Kennedy’s family until 1985. Recently in Thames.

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  3. I agree with PONUI when owned by E.H. Chamberlin. Squadron flag is clincher. That puts the date to 1909-10.

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