Moata

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MOATA
The above photo of Moata crossing the Grey River bar on Sunday (28-03-2020) was sent in by Dave Stanaways, Dave commented that they were luckily that both Grey and Westport are a lot shorter crossings than the likes of the Manukau or Kaipara bars.
The photo below ex Lew Redwoods fb is dated c.1940-1959 and shows Moata alongside the wharf in Auckland – Moata was built in 1937 by WG Lowe.
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For a work boat she has stunning lines 😉
See / read more on Moata at the WW links below
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  1. interesting pic. upon reading further I was interested to see that WG Lowe built her for Nobels. I was unaware of this vessel, but would have worked with their ketch Miro (from Bailey & Lowe 1926 I think) -(also very pretty)-I have plenty of pics of her 1988 to 2017 if anyone’s interested

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