La Fayette

La Fayette 1

La Fayette 4

Today’s launch is one of the Kaipara (West Coast, North Island) woodys – La Fayette, pictured above hauled out at Dargaville for some very overdue TLC.
Photos sent in by Jeff Norris.
What more do we know about her ? – Zach Matich hopefully will chip with some intel 🙂
Nearly fall of my bar stool when I saw a classic woody gracing the cover of the Boating NZ magazine – fantastic to see a woody pushing the normal plastic boats off the cover. If you want to read / see details on the restoration and 50+ launch day photos of Peter Mence’s – Eileen Patricia – click the WW links below
To view even more type Eileen Patricia in the WW search box – enjoy 🙂

2 thoughts on “La Fayette

  1. According to the NZ Herald of October 8 2014 she was burnt out at Ostend, Waiheke, in an apparent arson attack. That same year she was advertised for sale on TradeMe at Dargaville for $15k ono.
    Surely the same boat?


  2. La fayette used to be on a mooring in ngunguru years ago.she had a Bedford diesel in her and was in poor condition then.most of her bulkheads had been removed.. she was sold and transported to whangarei where she sat on a lawn for several years and from there she ended up in dargaville.


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