POT OF GOLD
Uncovered today a treasure trove of b/w photos of Waitemata classic woodys. Happy as a dog with two tails (I do learn Murray D) .They will take a while to ID, less than 1/3 are tagged.
Today’s photo is of Royal Falcon the 1934 Cox & Fimer built launch. These days owned by Collette & Steve Pople and just relaunch after an extensive refit – see below links for details.The back of the photo has the RF name, a 4sale price of £3150, and her specs – 38’ x 10’6” x 3′
Lots of history and photos here https://waitematawoodys.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=33345&action=edit&calypsoify=1
Almost ready for relaunch https://waitematawoodys.com/2021/05/31/royal-falcon-restoration-2021-update/
Thanks for your info//
Puruwai, B-98 was a provisional entry in the 1969 Auckland-Suva race owned by B.M. Hall of Matamata. After that mention she disappears from record and does not appear to have registered with NZYF.
Im not to sure it could be, it did 3 offshore races in the early 70s
The only Puruwai I have a record of was a 38-footer motor-sailer built by Oliver & Gilpin in Tauranga around 1965 registered as B-98 in 1969.
Is this the boat you are looking for?
Amazing to find such a treasure chest . Helps with all the lockdowns here in Asia ..
hi have you heard of a yacht called Puruwai? Thanks