Rahna_seapainting jack woods marine art

Rahna – Lord Howe Island

Painting – Oil on Board
61 x 45 cm

In 1971 I purchased this traditional carvel planked ketch, with 3 other companions, and after considerable modifications to make her more suitable for distance cruising, we sailed from Melbourne to Sydney, Lord Howe Island, Noumea, Norfolk Island, Auckland, Wellington, and finally Nelson in New Zealand.

The painting depicts Rahna, with Lord Howe Island in the background, at the mooring where we spent a relaxing week enjoying the superb surroundings, and hiking the nearby peaks. This was still at a time when the flying boat service operated, landing close to our mooring site.


Length overall 26ft
Beam 8ft 6in
Draft 4ft 6in
Auxillary power Ford 10 petrol
Built: R.H Thompson Tasmania

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