Faith + The Milford Slipway opens

Faith

FAITH

Woody Steve Horsley on a recent trip down south snapped the above photo of Faith on Lake Te Anau.
I recall seeing previous photos but can not find her in the WW library – can anyone tell us more about her?
Input from Cameron Pollard – Faith was built in Scotland in 1935. Sailed to New Zealand in 1980 after cruising the Med. Currently has a 6L3 Gardner.
I was told by one of her old skippers the late Bill Anderson that she was originally twin screw. Bill could certainly tell a good yarn so that info cant be held as gospel.
Input from Dick Fisher

“Faith was built for an English Lord I believe his name was Shalcroft ( I can be corrected on the spelling of this).. Faith was purchased in England by a Roy Ryan who was employed by me at the time of his arrival in NZ having motor sailed all the way from the UK with all their household furniture & belongings. The crew consisted of his wife & young daughter.
Engine power at that time was from twin screw P6 Perkins Diesel engines. Faith was next purchased by Peter McDonald & berthed in Whangarei, he then commenced a major refurbishment
wherein the 2 Perkins were taken out & a rebuilt 6L3 Gardner was installed. At the same time the wheelhouse was rebuilt along with much other woodwork most of which was done by Nick Rodokal
The Gardner engine was from an ex fishing vessel purchased from Happy Yovich in Hikurangi.
The teak single skin planking is fastened with bronze bolts.
I have seen Faith hard at work on Lake Te Anau where my step-son now lives .

Hope this fills in some gaps for you.”
Dick Fisher
MV Akarana
Whangarei

New (old) Railway Haul Out Boat Yard – The Milford Slipway
I’m very happy to be able to tell you that Geoff Bagnall’s Milford yard is now back in business and operating under the watchful eye of woody Jason Prew.
Its called The Milford Slipway and if your a regular reader of WW I do not have to tell you the benefits of hauling out on a railway slip + they offer just about every service marine to would need.
So whether you just want to haul out for a quick bottom scrub and anti-foul or you need a boatbuilder, electrical, or engineer – The Milford Slip can sort you out + there is a covered workshop for vessels up to 55’ – I will do a full feature on the yard soon, but in the mean time I would suggest you give Jason a call on 027 454 2490 to book a spot, I have already slotted Raindance in 😉
If you have been hauling out city-side you will be pleasantly surprised with the yards rates 😉
Ps If you are like Mark Edmonds on Monterey and a little apprehensive of coming into the marina via the creek, the boys will meet you and pilot you in.

7 thoughts on “Faith + The Milford Slipway opens

  1. Hello David
    I’m the current owner of Faith here in Te Anau

    I was most interested to read that you were on board Faith when she was on display at the Auckland Maritime museum some 15 years ago .

    David I’m putting together an information booklet for my guests to look at and read while on board with mostly photos and some brief detail of her wonderful life so far . I would be most interested to have a wee chat to you about your visit , at your convenience of course , My cell phone number is 027 343 0984 anytime
    Thank you in advance David
    Kind regards
    George

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  2. Saw her whilst in Te Anau recently. She looks lovely and in top condition. Used for chartering on the lake.

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  3. Faith was built for an English Lord I believe his name was Shalcroft ( Ican be corrected on the spelling of this).. Faith was purchased in England by a Roy Ryan who was employed by me at the time of his arrival in NZ having motor sailed all the way from the UK with all their household furniture & belongings. The crew consisted of his wife & young daughter.
    Engine power at that time was from twin screw P6 Perkins Diesel engines. Faith was next purchased by Peter McDonald & berthed in Whangarei, he then commenced a major refurbishment
    wherein the 2 Perkins were taken out & a rebuilt 6L3 Gardner was installed. At the same time the wheelhouse was rebuilt along with much other woodwork most of which was done by Nick Rodokal
    The Gardner engine was from an ex fishing vessel purchased from Happy Yovich in Hikurangi.
    The teak single skin planking is fastened with bronze bolts.
    I have seen Faith hard at work on Lake Te Anau where my step-son now lives .

    Hope this fills in some gaps for you.
    Dick Fisher
    MV Akarana
    Whangarei

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  4. I went on board Faith about 15 years ago when she was moored alongside the Maritime Museum in Auckland’s viaduct. She was owned by a Wellington Lawyer and she had not long been in NZ. I recall she was built in the UK where she spent most her years.

    David Lynch

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  5. Faith was built in Scotland. Sailed to nz after cruising the med. Currently has a 6L3 gardner.
    Was told by one of her old skippers the late Bill Anderson that she was originally twin screw.
    Bill could certainly tell a good yarn so that info cant be held as gospel.
    C

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