Mason B – Bay of Islands Woody Launching

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Mason B – Bay of Islands Woody Launching

 The caption on the photo / press clipping (ex Lew Redwood) reads “A new fishing launch takes the water from the builder’s shed. Mr W. Mason Bayly is the owner”

It was also tagged “Early preparations for the forthcoming dee-sea fishing season at Russell, North Auckland”
The date is August 1926.
Can we put a name to the boat, designer/builder, location?
Harold Kidd Input – She is MASON B, designed and built for W. Mason Bayly by Leon Warne and launched in August 1926 from Warne’s shed at Russell. She was30′ x 8’6″ and had a 30/40 hp Kermath. She replaced Bayly’s GISPA (ex-GLADYS).
Help Wanted
Any one have a base like the one circled below, tucked away anywhere? Or something similar. A woody friend has a spotlight but no matching base.  Any condition ok.
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6 thoughts on “Mason B – Bay of Islands Woody Launching

  1. Have confirmed with Hylton Edmonds a lifetime identity of the BO.I.who lives at Opua, (immediately adjacent to the Deeming’s shed,) that it is definitely the Leo Warne shed,– he said he knows it well. — KEN R

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  2. Looks like Deemings old boat shed at Opua

    Cheers Kelvin

    On Sat, 4 May 2019, 07:30 waitematawoodys.com #1 for classic wooden bo

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  3. She is MASON B, designed and built for W. Mason Bayly by Leon Warne and launched in August 1926 from Warne’s shed at Russell. She was30′ x 8’6″ and had a 30/40 hp Kermath. She replaced Bayly’s GISPA (ex-GLADYS).

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