LAUNCH AT RANGITOTO – Rangitoto II
Todays woody mystery launch is a goody – quite distinctive looking but no name.
The photo is dates is tagged Rangitoto Island, c.1930’s and is from the Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections and comes to us via Nathan Herbert. So woodys can we ID her.
07-02-2023 INPUT EX NATHAN HERBERT -The boat is the Rangitoto (II) Designed and built by Couldrey and Reg. Noble; caretaker at Rangitoto. She has had 4 iterations of style in her life-
- As pictured
- Bridge deck replaced and raised
- Whole coamings replaced with more modern sedan style perhaps 1950’s
- Sheerline step moved forward
On Saturday I did a down and back in one day trip to Lake Rotoiti (Nth Is.) for the annual Classic and Wooden Boat Parade – forecast was average but the sun made an appearance so managed to take some great photos. Check out WW tomorrow (Tuesday) for 150+ photos. The lake level was so high, just wasn’t Auckland getting a soak last week.
Just spotted Phyllis at Te Atatu jetty!
She’s looking a bit worse for wear, hopefully she’ll get the TLC she deserves.