Pal O Mine

Pal O Mine

PAL O MINE
 
One of WW’s more loyal followers is Barrie Abel, owner of the c.1912 classic woody – Matira. Barrie lives in Kawakawa Bay and approx. 7 years ago on a visit to his neighbours property he spotted a cool photo of a wooden boat on the neighbours wall. Barrie recalled launch was named Pal O Mine. Being a shy, reserved type (yeah right) Barrie didn’t ask more about the boat. Fast forward 7 years and Barrie recalled the photo and asked his neighbour, Tosy Joyce  about it. Turns out that Pal O Mine was owned by Tosy’s fathers.
Barrie learned that Pal O Mine had spent some time down in Kawakawa Bay,  but Tosy’s not sure when. He is confident that in the photo above its the father at the helm.
 
Pal O Mine has appeared on WW before, primarily for two reasons
1. She was* a looker
2. In her day she was a seriously quick boat – you just have to look at the above photo is see that
 
* in point (1) above I say ‘was’, this is because sadly Pal O Mine was washed a shore in a storm and wrecked on the rocks near OBC, Tamaki Drive, Auckland.
Built in 1924 by the Tercel brother, famous for the builders of the stunningly fast yacht – Ranger. Pal O Mine has a 125hp engine – rather large for those days – thence the zoom zoom.
Link below to view more photo 
 
 
 
GREAT RESPONSE TO THE UPCOMING RIVERHEAD LAUNCH CRUISE – FLYER BELOW. Could I ask if you haven’t RSVP’ed that you do, makes planning re anchoring and catering easier 😉 FYI – this isn’t  CYA organised gig so any woody owner / lover is welcome to come along. Its always a great day and lots of catching up / chat.
RSVP (boat name and approx. numbers)      waitematawoodys@gmail.com
 
Woody Classics Weekend #5 Riverhead

1 thought on “Pal O Mine

  1. Great photos and story of the construction of Pal-O-Mine in the book “Ranger”, by Sandra Gorter and Aroha Tercel. Every woody should have a copy of this book.
    Cheers!
    Denis O’Callahan

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