Today’s story features the launch – Hinemoa. Search on-line all I could uncover was that Hinemoa was Russell, Bay of Islands based. From the photo its hard to tell if she was a commercial game boat or privately owned, either way they knew how to catch fish.
Do we know any more about Hinemoa?
(photo sent in by Dean Wright)
Input from Nathan Herbert – Nathan pointed me in the direction of the Auckland Library photo archives – the photo below shows (L>R) Lady Doreen, Esperanza and Hinemoa of a rocky cliff in the BOI. Hinemoa has a marlin hanging off the port side.
CYA FORUM CLOSED DOWN
If you believe some people, waitematawoodys.com killed the CYA Forum – I tend to think WW just accelerated its demise. But I was saddened to get a note that the forum had been closed down. While few CYA members used it these days, it was a window for people to reach out for help and advice when needed. To fill any void WW yesterday added a HELP function to the site.
WW has an amazing following among the marine trade and talented ‘amateurs’, most of these people are very happy to provided guidance if asked. I have been fielding questions via email for years but let’s try to bring some order to it. If you click the ‘button’ (example below) it will take you to a specific page – then just ask away in the LEAVE a REPLY section at the bottom of the page and we will endeavour to help you 🙂