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    Default One for John B - Claud Worth's "Maud"...

    I just saw this in the Cruising Association Magazine:

    https://www.theca.org.uk/system/file...zine_Mar15.pdf

    I recall that you have spotted and photographed Maud in NZ, since 1958...
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    Default Re: One for John B - Claud Worth's "Maud"...

    Somewhere I have a photo I took of her sailing, literally an instamatic photo. And a few on her mooring,but I lost track of where she is some years ago. I know where Tern II is generally, but I haven't see her for years either. Thanks for the link.

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    Default Re: One for John B - Claud Worth's "Maud"...

    Thanks very much, John. Worth’s book shows that he was joint owner of “Maud” with Charles Marshall, up to 1909, and we now know that Marshall died in the war. T

    The next chapter covers “Tern II” and he remarks that her construction was “fit to last a lifetime”. Thanks to you we now know that she has done much better than that!

    PS: found one of your old pictures:



    Not on Photobucket; I’ve put it on Postimage 😏
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    Default Re: One for John B - Claud Worth's "Maud"...

    I'll be passing Maude on Sunday, I'll grab a few pics if you want.

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    Default Re: One for John B - Claud Worth's "Maud"...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jase View Post
    I'll be passing Maude on Sunday, I'll grab a few pics if you want.
    Is she still in the upper harbour Jase?

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    Default Re: One for John B - Claud Worth's "Maud"...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jase View Post
    I'll be passing Maude on Sunday, I'll grab a few pics if you want.
    Please do - much interest, amongst the Cruising Association members here in UK.

    She was actually built for a world cruise in 1899 but it never happened.
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    Default Re: One for John B - Claud Worth's "Maud"...

    sorry about the delay, so here goes










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    Thank you very much, Jase.

    I will send these to the Cruising Association today.

    She looks absolutely fine.

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    Default Re: One for John B - Claud Worth's "Maud"...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jase View Post
    sorry about the delay, so here goes









    A fine looking wee ship!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    A fine looking wee ship!
    That's the funny thing - she isn't little!

    She's 41ft 9ins LOA, 34ft LWL, 11ft 4 ins beam, draft 6ft 8ins, with 9 tons of lead ballast and a big sail area. 21 tons Thames measurement. She's a big girl, designed and built by Fife in 1899 for a round the world voyage that never happened, although she certainly got half way, after she reached pension age.

    She looks small because she looks like an Albert Strange yawl - but when built she was much the largest boat to have been built with a canoe stern.

    The only thing that gives a sense of scale is the dinghy upright in chocks on her deck.

    Worth commented that she handled very well. She's a testament to the genius of William Fife.

    These are from "Yacht Cruising":










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    Thanks for the info ACB, she is a nice boat and some years ago in the 00's she was on the market for a long time. I considered it but decided it was just too big a project. She looked much better then, I also think she was a liveaboard for a while. That part of the the river is infested with crusty old alky's residing in crappy hulks, recently one even managed to blow his boat up. fortunately with no serious injuries.
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    I am surprised that Jase managed to snap a clear picture, one would have thought they would all be a blur given the speed of My Girl
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    Default Re: One for John B - Claud Worth's "Maud"...

    He just keeps shifting into neutral to keep it under 5 up there.
    I was wondering if Maud was still in the same place.

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    Default Re: One for John B - Claud Worth's "Maud"...

    Time those chainplates came off...

    Any Fife is pretty much guaranteed a rebuild when she needs one. And this one is a good size and has a history. But nobody seems to know how she got to New Zealand.
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