MYSTERY THAMES LAUNCH – 30-09-22 – Georgella > Kakariki
Earlier in the week I was visiting Thames and popped into the Thames Sailing Club marina, as mentioned the other day, first time when the tides been in – certainly has a different feel when all the woodys are floating 🙂
I went for a wander around the docks and spied the above bridge-decker – no name and crying out for some serious TLC, you could land a helicopter on the duck board.
One feature stood out – no windows on the port-side aft cabin, intentional? Or just never got around to fitting them?
I get back to Auckland and I’m showing the Thames photos to a woody mate and they tell me it may have changed hands and be joining its new owner’s armada in Auckland …………..
Can we put a name and some history to the craft?
INPUT ex Mark McLaughlin – This is KAKARIKI (launched as GEORGELLA). She is one of the three remaining Norm Beetson designed “four sisters” which have all featured previously on WW.
Link here https://waitematawoodys.com/2014/02/26/4-norm-beetson-sisters/
This is KAKARIKI (launched as GEORGELLA). She is one of the three remaining Norm Beetson designed “four sisters” which have all featured previously on WW.
I believe her name is Kiralita or something similar and she was on the piles at Waipuna in 80s and 90s.