Mystery Launch 09-10-2020 (White Cloud)

MYSTERY LAUNCH – 1968 Sam McGreedy
The above 39’ carvel planked, 1968 launch popped up on trademe, light on photos, the tme ones are very average. The stated builder is Sam McGreedy, thats a new one to me.Power is from a 130hp Ford diesel. Appears to be well fitted out.

From the photos I suspect it a Panmure boat – can on of the river rats enlighten us more on the boat?

That was easy, thanks Ken R – its White Cloud see more here

Also video of launch day

HOST VENUE: NZ Traditional Boatbuilding School 17 Totara Rd, Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland – Saturday 17 October 2020 – Sunday 18 October 2020

This is a two day course introducing you to the use of hand tools. Over the two days you will build a small tool box and a bench stop incorporating a number of woodworking joints and skills including cutting a simple scarf joint and then using copper nails and rivets to turn that piece into a handy Bench stop. Marking and cutting pieces for the tool box, preparing the timber with planes and a cabinet scraper, marking and cutting a dovetail joint, marking and drilling dowel joints, turning a square piece of wood into a round handle, final assembly and clean up.

This is a great course for someone wanting to learn how to cut accurately and use chisels and planes and other hand tools in a practical manner. Students will leave with a completed toolbox and bench stop and an introduction to many new skills. The tutors for this course are Olaf Wiig and Allan Hooper.

NOTE: Min of three students required, max of six students- COST $290 – includes materials for toolbox.

Click link for more details on NZTBS + space bookings

4 thoughts on “Mystery Launch 09-10-2020 (White Cloud)

  1. She was launched pre 1965 because the Winstone Ltd truck that was used to move her had the old style type number plates which were replaced in 1965 with the type still in use today, on trucks. — KEN R.


  2. Further to my video clip, in my comment above, WHITE CLOUD was launched, when new, at Kings Rd Panmure in the Tamaki River. — KEN R


  3. That is the WHITE CLOUD in present form & she was the last boat to come out of the SUPREME CRAFT Ltd premises at 1A Summer St Ponsonby & was built by Ben Hipkins, who by then, had taken over the business from Mac McGeady, who had retired with poor health. Refer previous post. She looked stunning in her original form, as per the movie of her leaving the shed on this link;

    She was powered by a 4 cyl Foden 2 stroke diesel, fitted at Fodenway Motors Ltd Gt South Rd Penrose, when new, & her coamings as at that time, can be seen in the above video clip . — KEN R


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