Nancy Griffiths bought the old (1913) Baltic
Trader "Edna" but lost her on the reef at Atiu Island.
I don't know for sure but I think Awhanee 2 was either lost or scuttled on purpose, but I know not where.
There were at least 3 "Marco Polo" designs built of ferro at Whangarei after the Awhanee, all backyarders, and the smallest built was "Suzie Wong" at 16 feet, but the smallest I have seen is Jay Benford's 12ft fin keel racer
. Cement all the way but a 3/8 ply foredeck and rudder
Also at Whangarei were built a couple of Hartley "Harmony" (I think) hard chine launches. They ran very well with just a single
6D Ford engine
. Another was the 42ft "Pied Piper" a game fishing
launch out of Whangaroa powered with twin Nissan
UD 4 engines. (Japan's replacement for 4-71 detroits).
My early exposure to ferro-cement was a demonstration by Morley Sutherland (mentor to Rich Hartley) building a 14ft. dinghy
on the beach at Devonport-Auckland. It was just a matter of shovelling sand into an upside-down boat looking pile of sand, wetting that down and beating firm with a shovel, laying about 4 layers of chick mesh with fencing wire longitudinals then plastering with quick-set mixed with beach sand and seawater.
Later the tide came in, washed the sand pile away and there we had a boat-rough-yes, float after righting-yes, held about 9 of us and proved the theory- cement boats can float.
Morley had studied with Prof Nervi in Italy
, so if you want a boat just get"n"duit.
My own last boat was a 24ft centerboarder.
Back to Dr.Bob. He was a big rough character but when he said something or set a time there was no arguing with him, he let you know from the get-go it was his boat-his idea and his time being used. Awhanee was being built for a reason and that was the southern circumnavigation
, as simple as that.