The Endless Summer


Peter Loughlin Photos Below

Lady Margaret

The Endless Summer 

I know I’m tempting fate with the headline, but who can remember when it last rained? Todays gallery of woodys comes to us from the camera of Nathan Herbert (Pacific) as he mooched around the Hauraki Gulf last week. The last 5, are from Peter Loughlin (Lady Margaret -CW) doing the same thing.

We see Tasman, Viveen, Pacific, Arihi, Escape, Chandos, Zoe, Motunau, Waiari, Juanita, Pacific, Lady Margaret (CW), Rehia, Ngaro and a few that I can’t put a name to.

A question – did Colin Wild ever design / build an ugly boat? 

It was a pretty wild and woolly weekend in some parts of the north and reviewing the news and photos, Tutukaka took the brunt of it – sad to see the carnage. Angus Rogers sent in the photo below from Russell last night – tagged ‘After the Wind’ showing the Russell ferry and the launch Miss Brett, bottom right closer in.

6 thoughts on “The Endless Summer

  1. The old gaff cutter is “Dolphin of Leith”, apparently built as a yacht on the lines of a Scottish fishing boat type called a “Fifie”.


  2. Yes, it is a bottomless pit, regardless of what style of boat. The fast plastic owners spend their money on fuel whilst the woodies spend it on upkeep. The latter suits us just fine. So warm and fuzzy to see these old girls out and about and very much loved.


  3. Absolutely beautiful classic launches. I just love seeing pictures of them, I would have loved to have owned one but like owning a 10-acre block, an endless pit that one has to keep pouring money into. Cheers.


  4. That’s not Waimiga.
    It’s the Owen Woolley Waiari.

    opps – you as past owner you would know 🙂 corrected. Alan H


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