TAURAKA SOS – (free to a good home)
Back in Sept 2015 we featured the launch Tauraka on WW, I had photographed the 32′ launch several times at the Lake Rotoiti Classic & Wooden Boat Parade. Sadly Tauraka has been allowed to deterrent over the last few years, but at ‘free-to-a-good-home’ Tauraka would be a great project.
Photo sent in by Rob Watt, showing her moored in the Okere Arm of Lake Rotoiti. Owner contact email@example.com
Click on this WW link – to see and read more – great insight from Harold Kidd. https://waitematawoodys.com/2015/09/11/tauraka/
Input From Paul Drake – TAURAKA’s story brought back memories of 50 years ago when we got hold of ROMANCE. The photos below of before and after of ROMANCE might inspire some keen young person to give it a go with TAURAKA.
Still a great sound boat,we owned her for about 15 years on Rotoiti.Was built 1912.I have photo of her when first launched,was a gaff rigged motor sailer.Good luck to the next owner.
Nice interior layout and proper helm! Return her to the Waitemata, stick a mast on, some external trim and take a chainsaw to the dodger to be replaced by a more simple roof and canvas. She’ll look great gor not s lot of money or effort.