Old Jack’s Spray

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OLD JACK’S SPRAY
 
I returned late last night from 4 days in the upper South Island, attending the Antique & Classic Boat Show at Lake Rotoiti (Nelson Lakes) – there are over 300 photos in the camera that need to be downloaded and edited so the show story will be a few days away. It was stunning, both in terms of the venue and the craft on show – we arrived early on Sunday morning so I got some photos before the lake ‘filled’ up – below are  couple to show you the location wow element.
We did a lot of stuff in 4 days, including a 4 hour walk in the Abel Tasman National Park – now that was special, if you are ever down that way – do it. I bumped into a couple of woodys during the walk so I’ll post more on them and the walk later. One photo below.
 
Todays story features a yacht that I spotted berthed at the Riwaka Wharf, which is located between Motueka & Kaiteriteri. She would be the pick of the woodys sitting in the mud in the creek. Very very salty and well cared for.
Can any of the southern woodys tell us more about her?
I would suspect a name change (or 2) along the way.
Input from Brian M – she is a replica of Josh Spray. Built by the late Jack Guard (boat builders) in Nelson. Hence the name “Old Jack Spray”.
Now owned by the Wilson Family.
2015 Photo below sent in by John Burland
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Lake Rotoiti

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Lake Rotoiti – early morning

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Abel Tasman National Park

6 thoughts on “Old Jack’s Spray

  1. Patrick Maisey (owner of “Lily”) says that Old Jack’s Spray was started by Brian Troy in Nelson who then headed off to the islands prior to completing the job, which was picked up by Jack Guard.
    So it should really be “Old BRIAN’s Spray” Says Patrick.

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  2. would like to get more details of old jack spray, inside photo’s engine, etc, she looks as if she is well looked after cheers terry

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  3. Yes she is a replica of Josh Spray. Built by the late Jack Guard (boat builders) in Nelson. Hence the name “Old Jack Spray”.
    Now owned by the Wilson Family.

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  4. Bit hard to tell for sure from the pics (You should of course have dragged her up into an open space and got clearer shots 🙂 ) but she appears to be a copy or replica of Old Josh’s Spray — Old Josh Slocum, that is.

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