My girl

 
 

My Girl was  built for C.B. “Tui” Waldron of the Wade who commuted with her.  The square bilge design was based on one by W.H.Hand. Waldron later took her to Whangarei and she was in NAPS as Z32 out of Whangarei in WW2. 

She was purchased from the Davies Family of Te Atatu in December 2014, Derek and his Father Trevor are long term caretakers of My Girl, keeping her in the Whau River for many years.  After a spell on the hard where she fell into dis-repair, I finally persuaded Derek to part with her.

She was previously powered by a BMC Commander of dubious health.  Now powered by a 100hp Volvo Penta.

Plans at this stage, are to stabilise the hull shape and slowly start to restore her to her original appearance. 

Historical advisor and mentor is Robert Brooke,  Inspiration to jump headfirst into the project provided by Nathan Herbert who is currently re-furbishing Lucinda.

 

Intro

This site is dedicated to the restoration of My Girl, a planing launch built in 1925 by Dick Lang. She is a square bilge vessel based on a design by W.H.Hand.  Originally powered by a 6 cylinder 90hp Scripps engine she was capable of over 18 knots.