Today’s woody is named Flossie and the photo comes to us via Paul Drake. Paul commented he uncovered the photo recently and that Flossie was at Lake Taupo in the 1950’s. He recalls that she was noted especially for her narrow beam and that one day the young Drake brothers observed her ram the breastwork as she failed to go astern whilst berthing. In the photo the repaired stem is clear to see.
Paul last saw Flossie berthed at Westhaven Marina after she disappeared from Taupo. There is an ‘old’ hull there semi-hiding under several sheets to what looks like plywood 🙂
Can we uncover what happened to Flossie post Taupo and any other details on her.
C. Clark owned a launch called FLOSSIE on the Manukau from 1912 to 1915. She raced on a longish handicap in local launch races. It could be the same boat?