Drunken (Isslington) Bay Dec1938>Jan1939 – Aft hand = Eric Clay
Drunken Bay 1938 – Speed = 10 knots
Drunken Bay, Rangitoto – 1938
Eric (TUT), Aruther (ARTY), Bob (Skipper), Colin (Totsy) – Whangarei 1938/39
Eric Clay (Forward hand, Navigator, Barman) Whangarei 1938
Aruther,Les,Bob,Col,Eric – Kamo Mineral Springs Dec 1938 > Jan 1939
Eric Clay, Aruther Parker
Whangarei Harbour Dec 1938>Jan 1939
Mansion House Bay, Kawau Island
Maka Maile + Waitematawoodys Hits 3,000,000 Views
Today’s photo essay on the 1937, Sam Ford built, Maka Maile to me is what makes WW so special – out of the blue a comment gets posted on WW by Perrin Reilly advising that he has a collection of photos of Maka Maile that belonged to his Grandfather-in-law, one Eric Clay. Eric crewed on Maka Maile in the late 1930’s. When launched Maka Maile was 41’ in length, with a 10’5” beam & powered by a Chrysler 77 petrol engine that pushed her along at 12 knots.
Perrin emailed the above photos to me & now instead of gathering dust in some one’s bottom draw, they can be shared with the classic wooden boating community. You can read more about Maka Maile’s past on this link https://waitematawoodys.com/2013/04/19/mako-maile/
Waitematawoodys.com Milestone – 3 Million Views
When I started this weblog I never imagined that it would grow into the site that it is today, with just over 2,000 stories & followers/viewers from almost every corner of the world. Obviously NZ tops the list with the USA & Australia 2nd & 3rd, after that its everywhere. As always with sites like WW, it would be nothing without the input of people like Perrin Reilly who take the time to send in their stories & photos, so to all of you – many thanks for sharing. And on that topic, please keep sending in content – whether it’s old photos / stories, restoration projects or just you enjoying your woody.
I would like to slip an apology in – in the first 6>12mths of WW, I only really had 6>8 people who sent me content, I can tell you it was a real challenge doing a daily story back them, now I get over 100 emails a day. So the apology is for not always being able to answer your emails, it’s not that I’m lazy or rude – just busy working on the tomorrows story 🙂
Enjoy today’s WW story & remember there are over 2,000 more in the back library 😉