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.....

Friday, May 9, 2014


Taioma is a 1936 Fred Lidgard kauri sloop of 28 ft.We bought her for  $5000 in 1995 and did a 60 day full refit at the 'Bolthole' in Auckland.She was a great liveaboard for a year alongside our boatshed in Whangarei while we were building 'BOOTSTRAP'.
Note the full bulkhead at the mast which gives an end to the saloon and provides support for the table, which lowers to give us a full double bunk athwartships.Its like a kind of 'dresser'.The f'csle has a portapotti and bosubs store, access thru the fore hatch. Also stiffens the boat up as she had a big rig.

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