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Paul Fitzgerald
11-27-2005, 04:45 PM
I was wandering around the marina at Coffs Harbour on the weekend and came across a half scale banks schooner, Seawanhaka, from the westcoast of the USA.
She will be cruising the east coast this summer, look out for her, she is beautiful. seawanhaka (http://seawanhaka.com/index.html)

John B
11-27-2005, 04:51 PM
She was in the bay of Islands last christmas. We saw her there.
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid155/p2f5d14a7b5312ea98094c5a4253a0370/f55612ee.jpg
The photo is her crossing , or about to cross the finish line in the tall ships/ classics regatta.

John B
11-27-2005, 09:19 PM
that search engine is good.
Previous thread with a bit of extra data Paul.
web page (http://www.woodenboat-ubb.com/cgi-bin/UBB/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=6&t=004345&p=)

[ 11-27-2005, 09:19 PM: Message edited by: John B ]

Jay Greer
11-28-2005, 04:15 PM
Sixteen Seawanhaka Schooners were built as a one design "Gentleman's Schooner" class by Bath Iron Works 1926-27.
They were excellent well balanced shooners of composite construction; ie. iron floors, steamed oak frames and long leaf yellow pine planking. Spars were hollow and the boats carried a "knock about rig", no tops or bow sprits.
Hull #13 "Charmian" has just been puchased by Mr. Ward Vance of Newport Beach California. Ward has contracted for restoration of the boat with Rick Brown, who is just finishing a three year restoration of the Herreshoff Ketch "Bounty". "Chamian's" restoration will be done in Port Townsend WA.
JG

Paul Fitzgerald
12-10-2005, 03:48 PM
Small world. Saw her yesterday anchored off Careel Bay in Pittwater, so shes headed south.