Lady Margaret – Lady Mary – Happy Wanderer Update
We featured Lady Margaret on WW when she relocated north to Whangarei , now in the talented hands of Alistair McRae, Lady Margaret is looking very smart after some lock-down maintenance and recently getting her top sides painted and new antifoul – all set for summer cruising.
The 38′ Lady Margaret was built in 1955 by L. Beacon of Mt Albert.
Lady Margaret has had more name changes than most woodys and shares the LM tag with a lot of classic woodys – so a little birdie tells me another could be on the way – hopefully they won’t stray too far from the previous – maybe Happy Lady, second thoughts maybe not – sounds like a ‘lady of the night 🙂
Lots more to read and view here https://waitematawoodys.com/2020/10/31/lady-margaret-happy-wanderer-lady-mary-gets-some-tlc/
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Ken continues to ignore the first LADY MARGARET, the former THISTLE, owned by H.O. Wiles before the Colin Wild boat. Wiles sold her to Dr. C.J. Long when he had LADY MARGARET II built by Wild. Long renamed her MARO.
Could I venture to suggest the the present owner of L.M., adds say in “IV” after the L.M. so we might all have some sort of idea as to which L.M. this one actually is — It is actually farcical to have so many boats, that boats so named, that it is not possible to determine ,who or what you are talking about, in my view.
Whoever gave her that name, obviously did not do any homework at all
I know of 4 others myself, & there may be others again unknown to me . the original is no longer with us, I understand, but of those still afloat, being Peter Loughlin’s 1927 Col Wild built L.M.,– ( L M.I ), –then the Ted Clark L.M. 1939/40 ( L.M.II), – then the LM sister ship to Ranui c1950s, ( L.M. III), & there is at least one smaller craft I think I’ve left out, — (say L.M. IV) — KEN R
I’d probably steer clear of “HAPPY ENDING” as a re-name too.
Merry Christmas all.
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Always liked the looks of her -used to see her round a lot when the Ward family cruised in Ngakiwa and then Naiad. A nicely proportioned bridge decker of the traditional genre. Nice having side doors and raised foredeck -good if you’re coming alongside by yourself.
As an aside, We’ve seen a few videos of seals taking over diving boards/duckboards down aft… Some them seem quite big: I think I’d go back to the old teak grating folded up against the transom.