TAUFALE – A Peek Down Below
The 32’ Les Coulthard built (c.1933) launch Taufale has featured before on WW, see link below, and appears in numerous layout / styles. Now thanks to her trademe (ex Ian McDonald) listing we get to have a peek down below.
Taufale is powered by a 1965 Ford Lees 70hp diesel. Her tme listing states she has 2x 300L fuel tanks – if thats the case she should be able to lap NZ without a bowser stop 🙂
Make sure you read the WW comments section – there is lots of chat on her. Video viewing also, below
Mystery Launch 08-12-2017
Today’s mystery launch started life as a Coulthard sedan launch, the photos above show her in the mud at Whangarei a couple years ago. The photos came from Nathan Herbert, who commented that while working on Lucinda a while back he met a man who mentioned his family had a long ownership of this boat.
So woodys – can we name her & dig up some history on her past life?
09-12-2017 – More photos ex Jason Prew (name plate photographed from a distance)
ECHO – A Peek Down Below
I have rowed past Echo numerous times at Mahurangi Regatta weekends & admired her. She is a very smart classic woody & the workmanship on her is 2nd to none.
She has appeared on WW before but yesterday she popped up on trademe, so we can enjoy a peek down below.
Echo is a kauri carvel launch built by Les Coulthard in 1935 at Onehunga. She measures 31.81’ & is powered by a Perkins 75hp diesel engine, this allows her to cruise along at approx 7.5 knots.
For the last 17 years Echo has been owned & maintained by a professional boat builder. During this time, she has been recaulked below the waterline & had her topsides kauri splined, the cockpit area has been rebuilt &the bow re-worked to give her a proper anchor bowsprit.
You will see from the photos that Echo is beautifully maintained & presented – Echo is an amazing buy & would see you cruising in a classic woody this summer.
Someone needs to buy her & quick J
14-11-2017 Update: Someone did buy her – a gent named Mark Dixon
11-01-2018 Update Photos below taken by Angus Rogers of Echo at Parekura Bay, Xmas 2017/18