Traveler

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TRAVELER TAUFALE

The 1931 L. C. Coultard built 31’ launch – Traveler has recently popped up on tme, another example of the number of wooden boats out there that are under the radar. She is a newbie to me.
Her hull is kauri planked and she is powered by a  1965, 70 hp, Ford (Lees) 2701E diesel engine (rebuilt). A nice entry level woody for someone looking at getting into classic wooden boating.
Can we expand on where she has been for the last 89 years?
OOPS SLIGHT BALLS UP. TRAVELER IS ACTUALLY TAUFALE. I DID THIS STORY FROM MY MOB PHONE SO  DID NOT SEE THE PHOTOS IN LARGE FORMAT. THE NAME TAUFALE IS ON THE NAME BOARDS. OWNER IS A DICKHEAD FOR USING THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE VERSION ON THE AD. I JUST ASSUMED IT WAS ANOTHER COULTARD LAUNCH. 
Taufale has appeared on ww before.

10 thoughts on “Traveler

  1. I’ve probably mentioned somewhere before, but I was told by L. Coulthard’s daugter that all of his boats were launched with English names. Still keen to know what she was called pre- Menzies.

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  2. Hi guys so I still own Tauwhale and she is still moored at Tekouma Coromandel, so since March when I purchased her, I lived aboard for a few months while working and she was very cozy to live aboard but now I am planning to move to Taupo so Taufale will be for sale if anyone wants her email me at damianchurch16@gmail.com she is 30ft with the duckboard and has done aprox 350 hrs on the rebuilt engine i will be asking $15k firm as she needs re caulking at some stage.

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  3. I’m not sure if it’s been covered or not…. but I think this boat was on a swing mooring at Shelley Park maybe 15 years ago, and was for sale then. I was motoring out of the river one time, and thought I saw a seal on the duck board of a boat. I kicked Lady Jane out of gear and took a very close look. Yes it was 🙂

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  4. To my knowledge the name has always been Taufale; I think spell check in a message may have changed it to traveller but when I had her the original name plates were Taufale and when we pulled motor to rebuild at Weiti in 2012 ish my buddy had new name plates made and fitted as the original plates were split and not in good nick and those name plates we see from current photos are on it now. I am told it recently was sold yet again and it is down in Coromandle am awaiting clarification 🤓Happy Boating checkout my email address

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  5. Hi guys my name is Damian Church and I have purchased Taufale on the 6th of March 2020 and have removed the name traveler and replaced it with her original name “Taufale” on the 8th of March the previous owner and I took her to a mooring in Coromandel not far from Hanafords wharf where she will be based. She will be tidied up and used as a live abord as I start work in Coromandle in one week and had a hard time finding a rental in town. I need to replace a couple of ribs if anyone knows where I can source the timber than let me know. damianchurch16@gmail.com

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  6. Name is still Taufale, even on new name boards on the boat? Price has been played with a lot, I think last time sold for 15 or so?

    As launched she was quoted as 28ft, perhaps new length includes duckboard and bow roller.

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  7. Unfortunately, it’s because they now OWN the boat so it is their possession and they can stamp their ownership on it. In fact, as we with a long view know, they are only temporary custodians.

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  8. This is the 32 foot c1933 Les Coulthard built, (at Onehunga), TAUFALE, under an “assumed,” (replacement), name in her “newish modern guise” as a sedan topper after many years as a lovely little bridgedecker .
    Why do people change lovely & original names like that, after all these years & so take away some of their heritage??? — KEN R

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