Auckland Woody Fishing Fleet

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Auckland Woody Fishing Fleet

Woody Simon Smith sent in the above b/w photos, showcasing some of Auckland’s fishing fleet – registration numbers that I can ID are – 1696 , AK1789 ,  AK29 , & Emerald ?
What do we think the date is? Interesting that there is so many in port at one time.
An Other Block of Flats Contender
My post a few weeks ago on this topic created a lot of chat, the boat below isn’t a woody but it really is closer to an apartment than a boat. You would have to assume that it wasn’t designed by a boatie.
I would be a little bit worried about the boats ratio of above & below the water 😦
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9 thoughts on “Auckland Woody Fishing Fleet

  1. “Gleesons Family Hotel” better known as “The House of Glee” and “Julians Wall” was built about 1913-15 so the viaduct came around then.

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  2. A bit confused here.I always believed Winstone’s main sand & shingle depot was in Freeman’s Bay predating the Western Viaduct. Was there when I was a youngster. J J Craig’s yard was at the eastern end of the main wharf area. So where is the Viaduct in the photo?What year was the Viaduct built? I know the Hobson Wharf was built around 1937-38..and the Viaduct was there long before that. Have we got the dates right (WW2) ?

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  3. Now THAT’S a contender for the BOF Trophy! All styling and no substance. Alarmingly there are getting to be a few similar ones around.
    There’s process to that look; originally this ‘orrible example’s maker would have produced a lower model, with a “downstairs” helm position and an open flying bridge. Next model has the flying bridge closed in with a hard top. Then this one has its so-called sun deck closed in. What comes next I dunno, but I don’t want to be there when it happens!
    The original hull was (probably) designed by a NA, but all the rest was done by teams from the Sales & Marketing Dept., with help(?) from some narcissist stylist. Those guys of course know nothing about centers of gravity, angles of heel, stability calculations etc.

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  4. The fishermen have probably wandered over to the Gleesons Family Hotel for some RnR until the weather clears……

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