Turanga SOS

TURANGA SOS


Currently on tme is Turanga – a project looking for a woody to step up and bring her back into the classic launch fleet. There is no mention of a designer / builder, but its thought that she splashed c.1920. Below the sheets of plywood that make up her cabin, is a very sweet kauri planked hull. She measures 36’, her beam is 8’6” and has a draft of 3’.Under the engine box is a 1974, Commer TS3, 135hp diesel engine that sees her cruising comfortably at 9.5 knts. and topping out at over 12knts. 


The photos above were taken approx. 5 years ago and the ones below are current. In a recent storm she suffered a wee oops in her berth, but nothing a good woody boat builder like Geoff Bagnall couldn’t fix.


Her auction closes Sunday at 8pm – its a $1 reserve and when I last looked she was sitting on just over $2,000 – someone will get an entry level woody for not a lot of money 🙂
(Thanks to Ian McDonald for the tme heads up)

3 thoughts on “Turanga SOS

  1. Comment from John Dalton
    “Hi Alan , just a quick update on Turanga I have just taken postion of this boat and am starting the long process of restoring her to her former glory she will be moored in Kawakawa Bay and used while i source materials to repair her feel free to call past any time for a look etc the jug is always hot”

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  2. Hi, How much did she go for in the end? I’ve not been reading my emails lately… Cheers

    Ben Ben Tombs Carpentry 021 407714

    On Sat, 22 Aug 2020, 12:04 am waitematawoodys.com #1 for classic wooden boat stories, info, advice & news – updated daily, wrote:

    > Alan Houghton – waitematawoodys.com founder posted: ” TURANGA SOS > Currently on tme is Turanga – a project looking for a woody to step up and > bring her back into the classic launch fleet. There is no mention of a > designer / builder, but its thought that she splashed c.1920. Below the > sheets of” >

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