ECHO + Woody Beauty Parlour
Recently I was sent a link to David Smith’s FB where he showcased the 2 photos above of the 1935, 32’, Les Coulthard built launch – Echo, moored in Parekura Bay in the Bay of Islands.
Echo has graced WW before – check out this link for a look below https://waitematawoodys.com/2017/10/27/echo-a-peek-down-below/
I WILL BE EMAILING OUT DETAILS ON THIS SATURDAYS WATERFRONT WOODY PICNIC TO EVERYONE THAT HAS RSVP’ed – Weather is looking great 🙂
Today a snapped the photo below of the yard at The Slipway in Milford – a nice selection of woodys getting some TLC.
Left > right – my own Raindance (my lips are sealed as to why I’m hauled out again), then the recently changed hands – Rehia, the 1939 Colin Wild built 36’ launch, in for some long-overdue differed maintenance. Link to Rehia here https://waitematawoodys.com/2021/12/18/rehia-finds-a-new-home/
Then – Awarua, the 1947, 36’ Roy Lidgard built launch – also owned by the owner of Echo. One more and he will officially be a collector 🙂 Awarua is nearing the end of an extensive refit and whilst you can’t see it in the photo, is sporting a dazzling Jason Prew paint job. View more of Awarua at this link https://waitematawoodys.com/2017/04/03/awarua-a-peek-down-below/
Apparently the builders of the new Milford apartments have been complaining about something glistening and reflecting the sun into their eyes! I told them not to worry once that old carvel girl sees some waves the reflections will subside.
Go on – unseal those lips. Your secrets are safe with us.
I photographed ECHO & spoke with the owner, (an elderly boatbuilder), on or about 28.2.2014, (refer woodys post of that date), at which time she was really well cared for & in lovely condition & it is wonderful to see she is looking even more lovely. She is a stunning little boat so long may she continue to be loved. She had a 4 cyl Perkins Diesel at that time. — KEN R