MYSTERY WHITIANGA LAUNCH
WOODY CLASSICS WAITANGI DAY PICNIC PHOTOS
Auckland Anniversary Day – Classic Launch Race
I recently received the above colour photo of Tio from her owner Richard Cross, the older b/w photos popped up on fb.
Not All Woodys Are 30’+ And Coated In Varnish
Astrolabe At Sea
Mahurangi Weekend – Biggest On-The -Water Wooden Boating Event Down Under – 200+ Classic Wooden Boat Photos
We have a special post for those unable to attend – click the link below to view the stunning 5 minute video Roger Mills filmed of last years regatta.
The vessel is currently being re painted and tidied up to put it back in the water. Below is a summary of her set up:
Engine. Stewert Turner No 6a, 2 cyl compound,
Pumps engine driven condenser pump and boiler feed pump.
Keel condenser with return to hot well.
Prop 16″x 18 pitch. Hull speed 6 knots .
Stern tube oil filled with mechanical seals?
Thrust block fitted with forward and reverse thrust bearings.
12 volt alternator v belt driven from prop shaft.
Water tube boiler,pressure tested to 600lbs static pressure,stamped by inspector at 400lbs (not marine certified.)
oil fired automatic pressure controlled with Beckett oil burner fitted.
Water level kept by manual control via needle valve bypass.
Engine can be run to atmosphere
Tanning type boiler water treatment used.
Boiler always left with the total boiler system full of treated water filled from hot we’ll by hand boiler feed pump.
30-01-2020 Update – Russell Ward requested more details on the boiler. The below was supplied by Ben Voisey
“The Boiler design is of the type of water tube boilers common in the late 1890’s, taken from an article in book No 5 of the Modeltec magazines Sept 1988 page 27.
I adapted the design to suit the available space in the hull of Estral.
As you can see the design can be varied as to width, height and length with ease.
The headers at each end have only a 1.5 “ gap and the total of the boiler’s water capacity is under 30 litres .
Fuel type can be whatever suits the furnace that is designed, in this case oil fired.
These photos were taken when I did the last boiler clean.”
Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta – Classic Launch Race
MYSTERY LAUNCH 21-01-2020
Tall Ship Peking Rounds Cape Horn – Movie
“She is still afloat and being restored……..
There is another of these in Sweden / Finland
And a read of Eric Newby book on sailing these with a complete set of photos.
The book has some very good photos under way and what they had to do – very readable – but on a winters night in front of the fire to make you appreciate what you have.”
Bay of Island Woodys
Marlin 17 Rescued
Have been contacted recently by Keith Bradley concerning a Marlin 17 that he rescued from the chainsaw. The previous owner was about to cut the hull in half and mount it on the wall of the fish and chip shop in Nelson……… 😦
ANI (BRIEF AFFAIR)
A Woody Trip Up The Coast