Ruamano

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RUAMANO

The above photos ex the FB page of Lew Redwood show the 1925, 46’,  Collings & Bell built launch Ruamano in February 1926 on an extended cruise of the South Island’s West Coast sounds.

The bottom photo sees her alongside the wharf at Picton & her crew being welcomed in Nelson, her owner / skipper A.H. Courts is on the far left in the photo.

Sadly Ruamano was ‘lost’ (abandoned) at sea in 2000, off the West Coast of the North Island – read / see more at the links below.

https://waitematawoodys.com/2013/05/02/ruamano/

https://waitematawoodys.com/2013/03/17/ruamanu/

 

 

 

Mahana

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MAHANA

Mahana being built in c.1975 by Atkinson falls into the ‘Spirit of Tradition’ category. She is a biggish girl – 46’ LOA & is pushed along by a 315hp Yanmar.

Ian McDonald commented that he was on board Mahana up Kawau Island some years ago. She was then powered by a big old 6 cyl Foden and was owned at the time by two brothers connected with Rinnai NZ. She is strip planked. Ian next saw her in Picton marina about 2008.

Home these days is the Marlborough Sounds & she is for sale on trademe.

Do we know any more about her past life?

 

 

 

Hero Photos of Luanda

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Trevor at launch

Luanda

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Hero Photos of Luanda

Following from yesterday’s story on Luanda, Mike Elliott sent in the above photos that show her in her finest, before her ‘enhancements’. These photos were too good to just add to the existing story. She was a quite a looker in her day.

Mike has promised to send us more photos on the Managh family boats.

I’ll give a WW t-shirt to the first correct reply in the WW comments section, as to the ID of the yacht alongside Luanda in one of the photos

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Update 02-06-2018 – interior photo below ex Nigel Brown via Ken Ricketts.

LUANDA below

 

Luanda

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LUANDA

The photos of Luanda above are from Lew Redwood’s FB page, sent in by Ken Ricketts. They show Luanda on launch day, year unknown.

We do know that she was designed & built by T.C. Watson of Whangarei for Trevor & Norman Managh. She measures 50’ with a beam of 13’. As launched her engines were x2 100hp diesels.

The lady doing the honors is Mrs Managh snr.

Do we know more about Luanda & where she is today?

Update from Mike (surname unknown) “Luanda was built by T C (Ces) Watson of Whangarei in a shed at Kauri behind Trevor’s house.
Trevor and Norm worked with Ces on the build and must have picked up few skills as they built many more boats including Photina which escorted the Mururoa fleet, a 58′ Ketch, a Vindex, a steel Ketch and several trailer boats.
Currently she is used as a party boat in Wakatipu and has some ugly poem handles fitted.
Luanda was launched December (3rd?)1962
Length 50’ Beam 12’9” 12,500lb
Sold about 1968 to one of the Subtriztkys
Powered by 2 recon. 100hp Perkins”

Update – 2018 Photos below ex Ken Ricketts

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Amakura II In the Old Days

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AMAKURA II

The above b/w photos of the 1936 Colin Wild designed / built bridge-decker Amakura II came to us via Bruno Redwood’s facebook page.

Below is a recent –ish photo, while she has had an addition, she is still one of the most stunning woodys on the harbour.

You can read / see of her at the ww links below

https://waitematawoodys.com/2017/04/01/amakura-ii-a-great-story/

https://waitematawoodys.com/2013/06/03/amakura-ii-2/

Any ideas as to the location of the b/w photos? I suspect its off Colin’s Stanley Point Yard, The corrugated shed in the top photo is still there today, surrounded by Navy sports fields 😦

Classic Yacht Association – ANZAC DAY REGATTA 2018- 30+ photos

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CYA ANZAC DAY REGATTA 2018

Raindance was overdue a run so I decided to head out yesterday afternoon & catch the start of the CYA / PCC ANZAC Day Regatta. The photos are from the pre-start > start & a wee bit of racing. A used a long lens, as I wanted to stay out of the start area.

A stunning day for woody boating, but I have to say – excluding the A Division, the turn out was a little RS. 

The day had every thing going for it – late start, sun, wind & a good post race gig at PCC, seems some people most be suffering the boating equivalent of cabin fever.

Enjoy the photos – remember to click photos to enlarge 😉

The yacht below – Time, is a marina neibour of mine – a very salty vessel, & equally stunning down below.

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Matira 4sale

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MATIRA 4Sale

Matira, the 1956 Collings & Bell woody, has featured on WW many times before & is what I call a lucky boat, lucky in that her owner has an appreciation for classic woodys & spends what is needed to keep her in spectacular condition.

Due to personal reasons, Matira is now for sale & in my eyes would be the best classic wooden launch on the market.

Over the last 2 ½ years she has had a rolling re-fit that has included re-powering with twin Yanmar 110hp diesels & numerous other significant mechanical work.

The mechanical work has been matched by just about new everything inside. For more details, view the trademe listing (link below) , from where todays photos come from.

https://www.trademe.co.nz/a.aspx?id=1596072305&tm=email&et=47&mt=16373835-5D

The photo below was sent to me by Bryce Strong, a previous owner of Matira, & shows her sporting a steadying sail –

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