SEA SPRAY > HELENA
Back in Nov 2020 boat builder Alan Craig (Craig Marine) and I were chatting re a 1956, 17’ clinker run-about named Sea Spray that was on tme and claimed to be built by J Logan. A quick call to Harold Kidd confirmed the provenance and Alan acquired Sea Spray on behalf of a client.
More photos here of the boat as purchased https://waitematawoodys.com/2020/11/14/sea-spray/
By Feb 2021 Alan was well into the restoration / refit – photos here https://waitematawoodys.com/2021/02/27/jack-logan-would-be-happy/
The yard re-planked the bottom up to water line and rebuilt the whole cabin top and interior. While to some it may appear a lot of effort for a 17′ boat, remember woodys it’s the real deal – a Jack Logan boat.
The project was finished at the end of 2021 and relaunched at Xmas 2021.. Now called Helena, she has been converted to electric, through a steerable pod in place of the rudder. Helena will do a good 10hrs without charging, Alan commented that’s a lot of trips to the Lake Rotoiti hot pools 🙂 I’m told Helena is a quite comfortable boat, even with 4 people aboard.
Her old engine, a 10hp Arona diesel is hopefully going to replace another in a yacht in the far north.
I’m interested in learning more about the Pod propulsion set up. what size (kw/hp and battery requirements? Also keen to know how she performs on water (speed and acceleration etc.)
Keen to find out more about the Pod propulsion.. what size (kw/hp) and battery details? Also, how does she perform on water?
What a beautiful little boat. Whoever made the call to change the line at the back of the cabin has a good eye! (IMHO)
Cabin sole looks very shiny – and slippery.