Classic Woodys at Sandspit Marina






Classic Woodys at Sandspit Marina

A couple of weeks ago I was up Sandspit way & spent an hour or so mooching around the new (ish) marina. Very impressive set up & with the yacht club’s haul-out facilities its a prefect spot to keep a woody. The real win win factor is the proximity of the ‘Greg Lees Boatbuilder’ yard, in recent years Greg & his talented team have rubbed the magic wand over some of our finest classic woodys. Just type Greg Lees in the WW search box to see the level of workmanship & perfection.

I have included a few photos of the motor camp where I stayed with my ex woodys boater – Chris Miller in this stunning motor home. 

A real bonus was the amazing meal & service we had at the Sandspit Yacht Club on Saturday night – I was expecting burgers & fries but no – everything – décor, service & the food was superb – check it out if you are up that way. The scallop entree was as good as anything you would get in Auckland City. Photos below.


Update: I have been sent by Dean Wright the photo below of the dinghy ‘Tiki’ in happier times 🙂



photos & details ex Russell Ward

Mahina is a William Garden (USA) design & was built in the early 1960’s, her wheelhouse is a later addition. She had an open steering position. She still retains the inside helm and  is still powered by a Gardner.
Russell has a suspicion she was launched as Konoihi, any able to confirm this ?

With yesterday being the end of the year it was perfect timing to hit the 1,500,000 views – thanks to everyone for following the blogsite. Cheers Alan H

Santa slipped a few one-off ww tee-shirts into some friends & family santa sacks. ‘Santa’ was a little concerned they might not have been well received but they have been spotted at Waiheke, London & Prague !! so santa must have got it right 😉