Pacific – The 105 Year Old Woody Get A New Heart
The 1917 Joe Slattery designed and built launch – Pacific, is a special boat – 105 years of one family ownership puts her into a very elite league.Now in the care of of Nathan Herbert, Pacific has sent the last 5 months hauled out getting a heart transplant i.e. a brand new FPT/ Iveco N45A 100hp diesel engine. The old green Lister sadly just didn’t provide the reliability and safety for a vessel that does the cruising miles that Pacific does.
Late yesterday afternoon Pacific had a ‘Claytons’ relaunch at the Milford Cruising Club’s slip. Not surprisingly after 5 months on the hard she had a big thirst, Jason Prew from The Slipway Milford was on hand with a large capacity extra bilge pump, but it wasn’t required. Fingers crossed the flow will abate when she goes back in again later today.
Whilst hauled out there was a serious dose of TLC done to Pacific, I’m looking forward to a better peek down below at the Mahurangi Regatta this weekend. Search PACIFIC in the WW Search Box to view / read more about Pacific past.
12-01-2021 Update – Pacific has been hauled out recently at The Slipway Milford, for a dose of annual maintenance + a new decks – looking very sharp. And these days do donr escape the yard without a Jason Prew paint job 🙂
16-10-2021 Ready to splash
I spotted Fleetwing, below, at The Slipway Milford yard getting prepped for Mondays Auckland Anniversary Day regatta launch race.
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Here is a picture of your great Nana Ruth Hobbs on the stern of the Pacific. Beauty of a Snapper too. My Mum looks about 17 in photos taken at the same time so this appears to taken c.1951. They were in Mansion House Bay. (edited AH)
PS. You’ve done an awesome job with the Pacific!!
New photos added. Alan H
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By all means email the photos in. Address below.
FYI – I have removed your comment from the Pacific story – a little out of context
Kind Regards Alan H