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 🙂

7 thoughts on “House Boat – A Peek Down Below

  1. Regarding houseboat, Tamaki River…..”Concretia” has been on the Tamaki for well over 20 years. Used to be down on the piles opposite PBC and other swing moorings. There were always interesting small canoes, sailboats tied alongside. Also, a long drop toilet was built over the stern.
    Seeing her last week from the Pakiranga high bridge, it seam that the front half of the cabin is missing.


  2. 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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  3. 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!


  4. 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….


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


  6. 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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