House Boat – A Peek Down Below

House Boat – A Peek Down Below

Mooching up the Tamaki River in early May, I spotted this house boat moored in the upper reaches of the Tamaki River. The top two photos are from then. Now thanks to tme, we get a peek down below.

Its 36′, made of ferro cement and started life as a Hartley yacht – that folks is all I’m going to say, I’ll only get myself in trouble 🙂

6 thoughts on “House Boat – A Peek Down Below

  1. Been in tamaki river for years.
    Was on piles opposite panmure boat club.
    Owner at the time was a “colourful” so to speak creature who actually owned a gardner powered ex workboat. A WOODEN one too so he had some taste.
    He sadly drowned in the river one evening quite some years ago.
    It has a look only a mother could love but I reckon it should stay where it is, it certainly can’t move on its own that’s for certain.
    Grant can look at it each morning while he makes his breakfast 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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  2. I also included some pics of it, (and all the other boats on the Tamaki when I did the ‘ Woodys tour of the Tamaki River’ a while back. It’s pretty nasty alright!

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  3. I wonder if this is the same eyesore that was on the mudflats at Shelly Park 15 or so years ago, stayed there for ages….
    It was painted purple, I called it the purple pig.
    It took so long to have it removed, there was much much relief when it went.
    I’m surprised it is not condemned as I bet sewerage goes untreated into the water by the residents….

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  4. Couldn’t agree more with Grant’s comment above. It’s not a boat by any stretch of the imagination.

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  5. That floating object is the most obscene thing I have ever seen on the river in 65 years !!!
    Just wish it would disappear

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