Evening Star & Alma G

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EVENING STAR

The above photo of Evening Star was sent to me by Simon Manning, and was taken near Port Fitzroy in late December. She looks stunning, what a magnificent ship, Simon commented that she appeared to have had a major renovation recently.
So Woodys, what do we know about her?
Simon mentioned that they had an Evening Star fishing in and around the Sounds when he was a kid but doesn’t believe it’s the same boat.  This one looks bigger.   There must be more than one around by that name.
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The photo below of Alma G about to weigh in her catch at Russell, is another from Snooks Fuller’s brilliant collection, sent in by Dean Wright.
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28-01-2019 Photo below of Evening Star in Sheep Bay, Gt Mercury Island, ex Greg Fenwick
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12 thoughts on “Evening Star & Alma G

  1. Interesting that they replaced the cummins.
    If I remember at the time it was a second hand truck engine that went in.

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  2. Hi Alan, Evening Star is indeed owned by Ian Page from Tauranga. I believe she is based on an oyster boat hull design. We supplied replacement main and wing engines for her in 2006, the Main engine is a John Deere 6081AFM75 rated 235hp @ 2100rpm. Wing engine is a John Deere 4045TFM50 rated 135hp @ 2500rpm. I believe that Ian has also had a ‘Seakeeper’ fitted?! She’s a beautiful ship and very well looked after!

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  3. Hi Alan

    Owner is Ian Page in Tauranga

    Hull is steel construction I think

    Ian can probably be contacted via Page Transport Ph 07 578 2887

    Cheers Hendrik

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  4. Lives or lived in Tauranga.
    John Ross and I think Bill Herryman built her after John built Contraband and Hobbit.
    They are both Birdsal boats. Can definatly see the similarity on the cabin design on Evening Star.

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  5. Very nice anchored next to her in Whangaparapara two years ago and admired the lines, looks almost like a William Garden design, was she built in Tauranga Cam?

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