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This is a growing database of classic vessels (pre 1940) with a significant connection to the region. Information comes from primary sources (mostly the Evening Post and NZ Yachtsman), and secondary sources (the more reliable being the writings of Harold Kidd, Robin Elliott and David Pardon). Where sources conflict, primary sources are generally given precedence. Bruce Askew's first notes on the database can be viewed here.

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Idle Along
Vessel Name:Idle Along
Builder:Alf Harvey
Designer:Alf Harvey
Place built:Petone, Lower Hutt
LOA:12,8
Beam:6
Displacement:Centreboarder
Class:Idle Along
Notes:Designed in 1927, though not built until 1930, Idle Along was to give the highly successful class its name. The original drawings hang in the Heretaunga Boating Club.
In 1951 A. Fitton drew plans for the Wellington Provincial Yacht and Motor Boating Association. They are held at the Alexander Turnbull Library, a copy may be viewed here.
Spencer's drawings for a plywood version can be viewed here.
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