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.

5 thoughts on “Traveler

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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