Buccaneer Moves North

BUCCANEER MOVES NORTH


Waiheke Island residents Tim & Michelle recently purchased the 1966 Brin Wilson designed, Fred Lidgard built launch – Buccaneer from Wellington and will / have relocated her to the Waitemata – we like that, far too many woodys disappear south and it takes years to get them home again. Buccaneer has spent the last 15 years in Wellington and its rumored she has crossed the Cook Strait more than 180 times. She measures approx. 34’8″ x 10’8″ v 4′ and is powered by a Ford diesel engine, HP unknown.

It has been noted that when launched she may have been Brin Wilson’s own personal boat. Keen to learn more about Buccaneer, ideally in the launch date > heading south period.

Input from Terry Gosden – In the 70s Buccaneer was berth in Milford Marina under the ownership of Graham Shaw(owner of Shaw Motors in Milford). The fly bridge was put on by John Gladden.I remember Graham been a first glass painter, the finish he got on the topcoat was like a spray finish.I also made and fitted the frd cabin top hatch for Graham. I also think she call back to the creek later under a new owner


MOBILE BOAT BUILDER

Recently I have had several people inquiring about the availability of a crafts person for small jobs e.g. repair cupboard doors, fix broken shelf, fix loose boarding platform etc.Someone that travels to the vessel and does the work on-site. Can anyone recommend someone (Auckland based), might be suited to a semi-retired person. Drop me an email if you can help waitematawoodys@gmail.com

4 thoughts on “Buccaneer Moves North

  1. In the 70s Buccaneer was berth in Milford Marina under the ownership of Graham Shaw(owner of shaw motors in Milford).The flybridge was put on by John Gladden.I remember Graham been a first glass painter, the finish he got on the topcoat was like a spray finish.I also made and fitted the frd cabin top hatch for Graham.I also think she call back to the creek later under a new owner

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  2. Ahhhhhh, Gary, you’re right, so he has taken the cork out of that bottle of French red, carved a few slabs off your ham, had a fry up with your eggs, and will soon be ready to start on that loose boarding platform, with the top off the beer to keep cool while he labours?
    Ross

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  3. Hi Alan, Re your request for a craftsman, I studied your pic of a toolbox, and definitely not the guy who might turn up with this! For a start, Health & Safety inspector would immediately close him down…sharp carving knife angled to stab any hand reaching for the box…..secondly I would question the guy’s priorities,…two frying pans! (is he intending to actually work on your job, or have a rat through your pantry for an egg or two)? Thirdly, the carving chisels loosely tossed into the box…this “craftsman” has no idea on how to care for his tools! And lastly the box itself…neat enough, but where is the craftsman’s pride, banged together in a couple of minutes, no dovetails or anything else to indicate that he’s not just a “slash ‘n burn, she’ll be right”,sort of guy!
    Nah, definitely give him a miss! Must be some real craftsmen around, I am sure.
    But my tongue-in-cheek comment aside, great blog, my breakfast go-to every morning.

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