Ian Hawks Memories

Prouts & The Canvey Canoe Club

By David Bullock

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Photo:Dr Lewis's Catamaran Rehu Moana after launching

Dr Lewis's Catamaran Rehu Moana after launching

Ian Hawks

This page was added by David Bullock on 17/04/2008.
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Rehu Moana, Maori for Ocean Spray was built by G Prout ans Sons at the Point for Doctor Lewis. His first voyage was in the 1964 transatlantic race, he came seventh. Next he sailed to the antarctic, Prouts had stengthened the bows up against ice flows. His next voyage was around the world with his wife and two daughters. he died November 2002

By Ian Hawks
On 21/06/2008

Good to see the old girl still gets around, I was the last owner of Rehu Moana, we bought her in 1979 when we found her rotting on a beach in Cornwall and spent two years refitting her, sadly she was lost in a storm in 1982.

A few pics of Rehu Moana and some of the shipwreck.






I am disabled now and can no longer sail, but I did build a model of her for the sailing simulator "Virtual Sailor".



By Alan Winter
On 29/09/2008

Thanks Alan - I have added your comment as a new Page


By David Bullock
On 30/09/2008

i was chief engineer in the trawler Dorade which was arrested for poaching off Icland and the Reho moana came in to seydisfiord after been demasted and a broken coupling on her outboard we helped to put her new mast in and fit a new coupling after which we had a good drink with her crew befor she continued on her voyage this was in july 1963 and we were fined £3,700 for poaching i hope this adds to some of the history also i wonder what became of Tony Jennet as it was him i helped with the coupling yours Norman Robson

By norman robson
On 29/04/2012