Mystery Launch 18-05-2019



MYSTERY LAUNCH 18-05-2019 + Win A WW T-shirt

I was recently sent the above photo by one of the woodys. The first person to correctly name the boat, builder and year of launching – WINS a WW T-shirt (to be sent post next print run). Entries via e-mail (below) The current owner of the boat, the woody who sent me the photo are not eligible to enter 🙂

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Off to a woody re-launch tomorrow – I have been wearing a gag for several weeks, lots of spy photos being sent in, but we will have to wait till Monday to see photos of a very stunning woody 😉

Very Cool Redwing Engine 

Cameron Pollard dropped me a line to say they have a 6 cyl American Redwing petrol engine that they no longer require. They brought it for a re-power but no longer require it. Its 90hp at 3000rpm and is fitted with 2 to1 gearbox. Only ever been used in fresh water. Cameron said they have run it and it sounds amazing.

If anyone is looking at doing a period perfect restoration it would be perfect. Back in the days they were fitted to the likes of Zane Grey and Avalon etc etc.

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5 thoughts on “Mystery Launch 18-05-2019

  1. Well, same boat. MANUKAU was renamed RONAKI II when she came back to the Waitemata in 1967 when the new Scholten and Brijs MANUKAU arrived. Built by Chas. Bailey Jr, and launched in June 1914.


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