Wooden Boat Yard Mooching

Wooden Boat Yard Mooching
Hobsonville woody John Wicks sent me a bunch of photos yesterday from this home marina at Hobsonville. It reminded me that I had snapped a few myself on a recent visit, nice to see that the woodys had moved along and should be re-floating soon.First up the Athol Burns designed, Barney Daniels built – Taotane, which John commented – was being brought back from the almost dead. Then we see the very regal Lady Crossley, the 1947 Colin Wild motor-lunch, out of the shed after a lick of paint and varnish.Lastly above the 48’, 1948 Lidgard built Ranui , in for a paint job, and wearing my Wooden Boat Bureau cap – I have to remind you that she is for sale and ready for summer cruising. More details here

https://waitematawoodys.com/2019/07/08/ranui-a-peek-down-below/


Things are getting a tad posh at The Slipway Milford, when I hauled out the other day, instead of a ladder, a set of stairs was waiting for me – much appreciated 🙂

2 thoughts on “Wooden Boat Yard Mooching

  1. That’s not Jimmy T,s boat his was a big ketch. Also I don’t think Jim had Sea Tow his was Thompson Towboats

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  2. The top motor sailer I think is, (or was until recently), Jim Thompson’s boat. He was part of the Roy Lidgard family & worked on almost all of the boats they built from the late 1940s to the1960s — a real mine of information & he later owned Sea Tow Ltd which I believe is now being run by the next generation of his family — really lovely chap. — KEN R

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