When I was coming onto the Slipway at Milford the other day, this very smart launch – Kotuku had just vacated the cradle I was heading for. Kotuku is a 26’ Pelin Mascot and has just had some serious TLC (9 weeks out).
Powered by a 25hp Isuzu 2ab1, she would be very frugal on the fuel.
She wasn’t going far – she’s a river rat e.g. calls Milford Creek home.
Message For The Skippers That Did The Woody Trip Last Easter To Paeroa
Check your prop/s – seems there was a few solid items hiding in all that mud – Raindance’s prop was in need of some love from Dr. Cam at the Slipway Milford workshop. All 3 blades were similar to the one below 😦
Eric, my father had a very well fitted out Mascot with twin 2ab1 diesels on shafts and I remember Neil telling dad about one he had built. I didn’t realise this was it.
Looks like the Kotuku built by Neil Hall in Kerikeri Bay of Islands early 80s
Power by Isuzu 2ab1
Sorry, had a brain fade. I’ll blame the fumes off the anti foul paint 😄 Alan H