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Feb 16, 2019

Comments for Rudder for Puffin

beer lugger "Full Moon"


"Puffin" is now "Fullmoon"

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Feb 12, 2019

Favourite Cruising Areas and Wood Boat Events.

Share your favourite cruising areas and advertise your Wooden Boat Events, Festivals and Regattas for free to wooden boat enthusiasts everywhere.

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Feb 11, 2019

Delayed project!

Embarrassed to see it has been 6 years since I first responded to this Forum.A lot has happened in between.

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Feb 11, 2019

Wooden boats parade to isolated bay at Lake Rotoiti, Rotorua

Spectators watch on as the Classic and Wooden Boat Parade takes place on Lake Rotoiti in 2017. Photo / File

Doris, Jasper, Miss Belair, Pablo, Freda, Miss Kathleen, and Lady Glad all ventured to Lake Rotoiti's Wairau Bay on Saturday.
They were among more than 70 boats in the Lake Rotoiti Classic and Wooden Boat Association's 21st annual wooden boat parade.

Read more by Samantha Olley at the Rotorua Daily Post

Feb 08, 2019

Sea school on a 1930 Nicholson Yacht

Sea school on a 1930 Nicholson Yacht

“Driac has been working for two full years now and people absolutely love her,” says owner-skipper Charles Lyster.

Read more at Classic Sailor Magazine

Feb 05, 2019

Boat Show Earned International Honors

(File photo/CAROLINE LOBSINGER) The Inland Empire Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society has been awarded the “No. 1 Chapter of the Year” award at its annual International Show in Michigan. Pictured, one of the boats from a past show.

The Inland Empire Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society has been awarded the “No. 1 Chapter of the Year” award at its annual International Show in Michigan.

Read more at the Bonner County Daily Bee.

Feb 05, 2019

Inaugural Salish 100 small-boat cruise ready to set sail in June

Salish 100 small-boat cruise

They’re coming from as far as Texas and Montana.
They’re sailing designs by Oughtred, Welsford, and Potter — even a recycled canoe from Craigslist, put back together with wood from an old school building.

Read more by Bruce Bateau at Three Sheets Northwest.

Feb 01, 2019

Classic and Wooden Boat Parade returns to Lake Rotoiti

Spectators watch on as the Classic and Wooden Boat Parade takes place on Lake Rotoiti in 2017. Photo / File

It will be a sight to see next weekend as many classic and wooden boats cruise along Lake Rotoiti for an annual parade.

Read more by Shauni James at the Rotorua Daily Post

Jan 31, 2019

Comments for Merron dinghy restoration ( like Duckling)

I am the archivist of the Fairey Owners’ Club researching the origins of hot moulding, used so successfully by Fairey Marine both for its sailing dinghies like the Firefly and Albacore and also the offshore powerboats like the Huntress, Huntsman and Swordsman.

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Jan 31, 2019

MAHURANGI REGATTA 2019 – The biggest & best classic wooden boat regatta in NZ – 90+ photos

MAHURANGI REGATTA  2019 – The biggest & best classic wooden boat regatta in NZ

WoW what a woody weekend – simply stunning on all fronts – sun > wind > location > people & of course the boats.
On my estimate, the biggest turnout of classic wooden craft ever.

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