Ceceline

ceceline...gaff rigged schooner ,designed 1931 by charles nicholson...built Gisborne,N.Z. 1955..Kauri wood, triple planked,copper fastened, hull 2inch thick..4 longitudenals 2inchx4inches per side....45ft loa x10ftx 6ft draft..pilothouse, solid fir masts and topmasts....perkins 4-108 diesel inboard...planked deck over plywood...particepated in auckland to suva races in the sixties,wrote up in book by phillip houghton,Land before the masthead, a circumnavigation of new zealand in the wake of captain cook... travelled to the polynesian islands and west coast usa in the seventies...trans pac races ,finally ending up in honolulu where we purchased her in derelict condition in 1991...Over the years we have brought her back into good condition and hope to make the trip to the northwest in 2011 from honolulu, health permitting..

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kauri built yachts

Derrick,
I have a keen interest in kauri yachts; my kauri sloop is kept in Port Townsend. Is your fine ship still for sale? Is Ceceline still in Hawaii? shoot me a note: sixcrazysurfers@gmail.com
ngongo finn
Port Townsend