Had a wonderful response to Mondays story asking for help locating a source of kauri for the rebuild of the fire damaged classic launch – Kokoru. Currently fine tuning the exact requirements and will be back in touch with the good folk that reached out with potential solutions 🙂

EASTER – Looking To Do Something Special

On behalf of WW – Jason Prew has been pulling together an amazing Easter cruise. The plan is to cruise up the Waihou River to the township of Paeroa for the weekend. To ensure a safe passage up the river there will be a local woody piloting.

Due to space restraints the guest list is limited to 12 boats – and as of today there are only 2>3 vacant spots.

Cruising experiences like this trip are rare so contact Jason  for more details and to grab a spot. 

Weekend Overview:

Easter Friday > Meet at Thames / Kopu bridge. Travel in convoy to Paeroa 

Saturday        > do the “tourist things” Museum visit, shops etc

Sunday         > return down river in afternoon

Sunday night / Monday  > free to do your own thing

Part of the weekend will be a visit to the Paeroa Historic Maritime Museum and Park (you’ll be moored in front), the venue is one of the best displays of NZ and local maritime history including Captain Cook, The Northern Steamship Co., Naval displays and many scale replicas of vessels. 

3 thoughts on “THANK YOU

  1. Alan  You did an article of an old  sailing boat  in Rocky bay recently.Have you any contacts please.Regards Chris Sent from my Galaxy


  2. Hi all
    Well if you have found the Kauri timber that is needed then thats all good.
    I hadn’t even got around to offering my solution that I’ve posted before.
    I run a sawmill in the central north island supplying Lawson Cypress to the NZ building industry.
    Lawson is the premier boat building timber on the west coast of the US. There they call it Port Orford Cedar. We set aside all the clearwood from the untended trees that we mill so that we can supply joinery shops and occasional boat builders.
    Not much beats this species on a strength to weight ratio.
    Just putting out there again.
    All the very best for the rebuild.
    Vaughan Kearns


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