Launching of Centaurus

LAUNCHING OF CENTAURUS

Yesterdays story on Leilani and Centaurus, prompted Mark Powell to dig out the above photos from the launching of Centaurus at the Bailey & Sons yard in 1965.

Launchings back then had a little more pomp and ceremony than these days – seems there was always a spot for of a man of the cloth 😉
Comparing the above photos to the recent one below – she has survived the passage of time well – almost unchanged from launch day – we like that 🙂
As always, you can read / view more on Centaurus in past WW stories – links below 😉
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  1. OYSTERBUILT BY CHARLSBAILEY IN 1903 3STILL GOING STRONG IN LYTTELTON

    On 15/03/2019 12:18 AM, waitematawoodys.com #1 for classic wooden boat stories, info, advice & news wrote: > WordPress.com > Alan Houghton – waitematawoodys.com founder posted: ” LAUNCHING OF > CENTAURUS Yesterdays story on Leilani and Centaurus, prompted Mark > Powell to dig out the above photos from the launching of Centaurus at > the Bailey & Sons yard in 1965. Launchings back then had a little more > pomp and ceremony tha” >

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