Not sure what these two were up too but the t-shirt gets the WW of approval
Woody Waiheke BBQ
Saturday (30/03/2019) saw a group of hardy, the barometer was not saying summer, CYA members gather in Putiki Bay, Waiheke Island for a post CYA yacht race BBQ. The photos have been enhanced, it wasn’t quite that sunny 🙂
The bay filled up with a good collection of woody yachts and launches. The CYA committee even put on a band – well done guys.
Special thanks to Chris Sadler for the use of his launch – Moeraki as the start boat for the yacht race. Moeraki is a very smart looking woody, I have always admired her – great to see her out on the Waitemata. You can read / see more on her here (lots in the comments section). https://waitematawoodys.com/2014/03/26/mystery-launch-26032014/
Woody launches in the bay included – My Girl, Lucille, Waimea, Puawai, Lucinda, Matuku, Summer Wine, Wirihana and Mahanui – some I suspect were moored there.
Special thanks to Jason Prew and Mark Edmonds for the (phone) photos.
As a special treat for the skipper of Lucille – I have include the youtube video below 😉
I was contacted by Warwick Marshall the owner of the kauri (double diagonal) planked launch Puawai who is wanting to sell her, Warwick’s circumstances have changed & he is planning on re-locating out of Auckland so ownership of a classic woody is not not part of the future.
I’m told he is open to offers around $10,000, she needs some work, but don’t they all. To me seems reasonably price & could be a very cheap live-aboard. On this front, she has stabilising pods so can dry out between tides without toppling.
Puawai was built c.1908 & is a 33’ Forrester design – if you click the WW link below you can see & read more on her past life.
Warwick is leaving town soon & doesn’t want to leave her un-loved on a mooring, so woodys, anyone interested in her?
The boat has been out of water and on the hardstand in Bay 24 at Half Moon Bay marina. Check with owner first (021 876 167) before checking her out, as she may be back in the water.
While out owner has removed the fuel tanks as she had the diesel bug when he bought her. Tanks cleaned, fuel lines replaced and new glass bowl filter installed. Installed new reduction starter motor.
Water tank removed and leak repaired. Bilges and hull under and behind tanks cleaned and painted.
Steering linkage cleaned, derusted and rust converter applied. Seized bolts replaced. Components checked for strength.
Reconditioned engine (BMC Commodore 60HP) replaced by previous owner in November 2016. Unfortunately mechanic who did installation deceased so no history.
Boat repainted in November 2016 and antifouled January 2017. Boat builder examined the hull while it was being antifouled and declared hull sound.
Today’s story is on the 33′ launch Pauwai,which was built by Arthur Eli Forrester at Whakapiru in 1908. Its been commented that the boat is similar to a Logan as Arthur worked for Logan Bros and built five boats himself. She served many years on the Kaipara Harbour. D/D kauri plank construction & powered by 60hp BMC Commodore diesel giving 9-12 knots.
From the photos she appears to have a nice timber interior, quite roomy with big forward cabin, dinette.
Puawai sold last week on trademe for $5,620 to a Tauranga buyer, given that the seller (deceased estate on Great Barrier Island) paid $30,000 for her in 2013, someone got a good buy.
Do any of the woodys know more about her past?
Harold Kidd Input
Owners include Wilson of Helensville (1), Logan McLeod, Pouto, H.B. Bradley, Dargaville, W. Hansen, Bruce Carter (1985), then a name change to WAIWERA and transfer to the Waitemata. Louise Brewer 2004 did a revamp.
28-02-2018 ‘New’ photos added + she is for sale – view comments section for details.