Mason Bay

The rebirth and conversion of a New Zealand fishing boat-and maybe her further adventures. Other boats and observations will happen from time to time.....

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

DONNA MARIE

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For sale nz$175k Gardner diesel, ownd by Shipwright and in perfect order.Located Bay Of Islands NZ

JULEEN

Always liked this little deadrise sharpy.Some may even call her a scow.28 feet or so with a cosy cabin with more or less headroom.Motor up forward in the foc'sle.For sale in the Bay of Islands NZ.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

CASILDA




Back in 1978 I sailed to Tasmania in a 56ft yacht called UTIEKAH 111 which I had restored in NZ .Robyn and I decided to settle in Tassie and found a 108 ac Island called Huon Is at the mouth of the Huon River. We sold UTIEKAH and in part payment we aquired CASILDA the last sailing wet-well crayboat and a 42 pot licience.I fished with Chas as skipper around the south and west coasts, setting pots from a 14ft al dinghy.Later sold to 2 brothers for $A26k.
B and I visited Tasmania a few years ago and spied her in Constitution Dock for sale.$A365k.The pot licience had been sold for 3.5mil.! oh well I have done a few things in the meantime.
I must say she was in very good condition.