Waione Restoration Update

WAIONE RESTORATION UPDATE
I was contacted recently by Daniel Taylor, the son of Steve Taylor who took over the restoration of Waione from Daniel’s late grandparents Jack and Missy McCabe . Daniel advised that his grandmother unfortunately passed away in September last year. 


Daniel has decided to help his father who took over the project as of the start of this year.  Waione is being finished by Daniel as he works in the marine electrical trade, also helping is the skilled team at Quayside Marine, Mahurangi  . As we can see from the above photos, the interior fit out is well underway.She measures 32’ in length and could have been (thanks HDK) built by Joe Wheeler.


More to read and see in the 2016 WW story. https://waitematawoodys.com/2016/07/06/waione/

A+B+C Class Yachts Racing To Rocky Bay

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A+B+C Class Yachts Racing To Rocky Bay

In the above photo we see, from left, Kotiri, Ladye Wilma, Waione, Rawene (race winner) & Ngatoa just after the start of the official opening race of the season (year unknown).
Photo ex the Mac Taylor collection.

Help Needed
ww has had a request from Gary Chaplin, who owns the yacht, Fidelity, see below & click photos to enlarge, based in Christchurch Gary has commented that she looks just like the Shiralee which featured on ww in October , (link below).
Gary would like to know if it is the same  vessel or possibly a sister ship . Gary believes Fidelity was built in Milford Creek by Allen Williams in 1960 .

https://waitematawoodys.com/2016/10/02/shiralee-e64-sailing-sunday/

REMEMBER LOTS OF PATIO BAY WEEKEND PHOTOS ON WW TOMORROW

Waione

WAIONE (LAUNCH) AT OMAHA- 28.6.16

WAIONE

During a recent visit to boat builder Colin Brown’s Omaha yard, Ken Ricketts was shown the launch Waione that currently shares shed space with Little Tasman.

Waione is approx. 32′ long & these days is cared for by Steve Taylor, the son-in-law of the  elderly owner Dorothy McCabe. Steve told KR, he thinks she may have been built by Baileys but is not sure, so input from other woodys would be much appreciated, to confirm or correct this.

Waione was bought by Dorothy & her late husband Jack in the mid 1990s, Jack passed away in 2001. Currently Waione is being refurbished for Dorothy by Steve. She has an 80hp 4 Cyl Ford diesel, the same engine when the McCabes bought her.

Dorothy  has advised that Waione was originally owned by  the Alf Court family & Dorothy has seen a  photo of Waione from that era, shown to her, by one of her own family, who is married to a member of the Court family.  Dorothy has also been told that the boat may have been intended to be taken to the Pacific Islands, which never happened.

When the McCabe’s bought her, she was at Gulf Harbour & they initially moored her after they purchased her, at Herald Island, but they later moved to the Warkworth area & took her to Mahurangi, where she is now moored, when in the water, however she has been undergoing her present refit for some time. In a past life she may have been moored at Milford Marina.

While its hard to get a good view of the boat from the above photo, KR commented that it appears  the present coamings are not original, although aesthetically acceptable & appropriate.
Interested to hear from any woodys that may know more about Waione’s past.

Harold Kidd Input

A former owner to c1985, Dean Silich, thought WAIONE was built by Joe Wheeler at Bayswater c1970 which is more likely than Baileys, frankly. Joe Wheeler died in 1972.

19-07-2016 photo below ex Steve Taylor (dated April 1996)

Waione1996 Steve Taylor

 

 

Whats The Coolest Yacht Club 10 Minutes From Queen St?

Whats The Coolest Yacht Club 10 Minutes From Queen St? Sailing Sunday

Its not the rnzys or ponsonby cc or even the dyc (ferry ride) – its the Herne Bay Cruising Club (HBCC) & yesterday they hosted the 2015 Sloanes Beach Regatta & Centerboard Cup. I dropped in for what I thought would be 5>10 minutes to take a few photos & ended up staying 90 minutes, the Santa shopping list got pushed out a day 🙂

The HBCC club rooms & its location would have to be one of the best kept secrets in the city, located off Marine Parade & tucked away amongst a stand of pohutukawas its a magic spot to sit on the grass & watch some good-old-fashioned kiwi boating. The kids were even selling home-made lemonade & coconut ice 🙂
Its also rather special – its got major boating provenance – the club rooms were built in 1913 as the Richmond Yacht Club & was a hub of wooden boating activity prior to RCC moving to the Westhaven area.

The location sort of (as in impossible) makes it hard to launch a biggish boat there so its mainly centerboard stuff but there is a very cool membership feature – the club as a few boats that members can use e.g. a couple of Lasers, a Spiral & a dinghy for rowing & fishing + storage for who wish to kept their boat at the club.

Conditions yesterday were ‘very fresh’ as in SW 20>25 knots with 35 knot gusts – this scared a few city boys & girls off but as always the mullet boat’s fronted up + one Idle Along (IA12)
The photos below are from the pre-start & start, I left after that but driving over the Harbour Bridge I could see them stonking down the Harbour, I might be wrong but I think I caught a glimpse of the IA getting into a spot of trouble.

If anyone has the results – email them to waitematawoodys@gmail.com & I’ll add them to this post.

Photo below shows Gypsy (L) & Waione (R) hauled out c.1939 at Sloanes Beach. Click this link to read, view more about the club.

http://hbcc.net.nz/

21-12-2015 Results ex W. Muir

Yes it was a great day, thanks for the photos.  Mullet boat results were 1st on line, and on handicap,Orion.  2nd on handicap TaoToo, 3rd Rangi Manu. The IA broke her tiller while screaming down the harbour with her spinnaker up, she did a spectacular wipe out and was towed back by the PCC Rescue boat.
You missed another fab part of the day, music from jazz combo Hopetown Brown.
Looking forward to next year ( and a little less wind )

24-12-2015 On the water racing photos ex Nick Davenport – remember to click on any photo to enlarge. Also the M Class Marlin will be featured this coming Sunday on ww- lots more photos to see then 😉