MY GIRL and PACIFIC Relaunched – 60+ Wooden Boat Photos

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MY GIRL and PACIFIC Relaunched – 60+ Wooden Boat Photos

Big day on Saturday in the woody world, we had the launching of Pacific & My Girl. Pacific is a 1917 Joe Slattery designed & built launch, owned by Nathan Herbert, & has been out all winter at Milford Crusing Club’s yard getting a major over-haul – hats off to Nathan, Pacific is a stunner, the perfect choice & mix of colours & varnish. It has been a long winter but from the smiles on everyones face, dock-side, it was all worth it. This WW link will give you a peek at what she used to look like.   https://waitematawoodys.com/2014/02/07/5898/
Well done Nathan & Steven + a big cast of helpers thru-out the project.
Second splash was Jason Prew’s – 1925, Dick Lang built ‘My Girl’, also re-launched at MCC. Jason’s re-build of My Girl has been a very long 4 years, mostly out of sight in a cold (& sometimes wet) commercial storage yard. My Girl arrived at MCC approx. 6 weeks ago for the final touches. Some of NZ’s most respected woodys were shaking their heads when Jason bought My Girl, she was so close to being a BeeHive (box of matches) restoration, but Jason has a track record of bring woodys back from the dead & that he did with My Girl. This link will show you what he started with    https://waitematawoodys.com/2014/12/12/my-girl/
To see more of the project – check out his weblog.  https://www.my-girl.co.nz/mygirl/Welcome.html
Post launching, I managed to score an invite to go for a blast on My Girl, she is fast (my lips are sealed) but I expected that, what really impressed my was the ride – very smooth. The question of the day was – are classic woodys allowed trim tabs 🙂 I seem to recall James Mobberley had some ‘additions’ on Falcon…………..
Remember click on photos to enlarge 😉
Video footage of My Girl with the throttle open 🙂
Video & photos below ex Nathan Herbert 
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10 thoughts on “MY GIRL and PACIFIC Relaunched – 60+ Wooden Boat Photos

  1. Thanks for the many photos Houghty – the vid of My Girl cruising past is magnificent.
    Well done all involved.

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  2. Don’t they both look absolutely stunning & such a great credit to the patience & dedication of both owners, — & MY GIRL — how dainty she is under way ssssoooo beautiful (& fast) — KEN R

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  3. Have regularly read Jason’s blog through the long process of restoring My Girl. It is a tale of hard work and real passion combined with some fantastic boatbuilding skills. The result really speaks for itself and is a credit to him. Will watch with envy as he blasts past at 18knots!!

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  4. If trim tabs allow a bit more speed to be wrung out of the old girls then why not bolt them on.

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  5. Are classic woodys allowed trim tabs? Are classic woodys allowed modern engines?
    The answers are obvious.

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  6. Thanks Alan for the very clear photos and the videos. Brilliant effort from the restorers, a credit to woody dedication.

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