Westport Work Boat Wednesday
Westport Work Boat Wednesday
ANTARES + WIN More Tickets To The Auckland On The Water Boat Show
I was contacted recently by Bryce Strong who had just discovered the WW site & it spurred him on to have a dig in the old photo album for some woody photos.
The photos above of the 34’ Supreme Craft ‘Antares’ show her back in Feb 2005, when owned by Bryce’s brother-in-law Ron Philips.
Two More Boat Show tickets to give away – today’s question below. All entries via email to email@example.com by 6pm 28-09-2017.
To save your fingers, the people who entered yesterday but were unsuccessful, will go into today’s draw.
Q: Name one of the 5 Auckland On-the-water Boat Show sponsors
Ps yesterday’s winner was – Graeme Finch – owner of the launch – ‘Te Arahi’
SEAFORTH (Mystery Launch 11-07-2015)
photo ex Jason Prew
The above photos were taken in Whakatakataka Bay (thats Orakei / OBC) by Jason Prew on 28-06-2015. This bridge decker is looking in need of some TLC.
I have to say the rear port side exhaust set-up is a tad agricultural 🙂
What do we know about her?
Because its Saturday, the first correct answer with the name & designer – wins a classic Harley Davidson pen.
Harold Kidd Update
She’s a bit of a puzzle. She was registered with APYMBA in 1968 as a 32 footer with a 100hp Ford diesel built by “Bailey” in 1935 at “Tauranga”!! Obviously some myths had gathered around her at least 57 years ago. She was then owned by C.A. Manning. In 1973 she was owned by R.T. Humphries of 6 Ely Ave., Remuera who was a member of Panmure YBC,
She’s very like LADY CYNTHIA of which I posted an image a long while ago on WW, although her coamings are rather different.
New photos ex classicgameboat. The first one being of her being launched at Sulphur Beach
14-07-2015 Update from Previous Owner Laurie Webb
The 2 photo below shows Seaforth c.1986 at anchor. Laurie bought her off Bruce Symonds & was told that she had sunk near Tamaki. Laurie commented that while she was quite fast she rolled badly. He was also led to believe that she was built much earlier than 1935.
The interior photo of Seaforth shows Ron and Shirley Phillips, owners of Antares, which can be seen anchored behind. They owned Antares up until around 2006.
photos & details from Ken Ricketts & Harold Kidd
Built by Supreme Craft, – (McGeady), – on the corner of Summer St & Ponsonby Rd., Ponsonby, in the 1950s, she is a great example of the McGeady craftsmanship. She originally had a 4 cyl Ford diesel, later replaced with a 100 HP 6 cyl Ford. Her engine installation was done by the late Tracey Nelson, an outstanding marine & automotive engineer of Bell Rd Remuera, as were almost all of the McGeady boats, certainly from the 1940s onwards.
She was originally owned by Cyril Parker a self employed motor engineer, who’s business premises were in Kohimaramara Rd., Kohimaramara.
Apologizes for the quality of the photos, if anyone has better please email the to waitematawoodys@ gmail.com
15-07-2015 Photo below c1986 ex Laurie Webb, when owned by Ron & Shirley Phillips, who owned > c2006