Maori word meaning "Wait a Minute"
MV Waterfront 42" Chris Craft Houseboat

Designer:     George Band
Builder: J. N. Simmonds
Launched:    1947 Vancouver British Columbia
Length:  48 feet overall
37 feet 10 inches on deck
35 feet 10 inches at waterline
Draft:   5 feet 10 inches
Beam Max.:  11 feet
Displacement:    12.6 ton
Keel :                cast iron 7400 Lbs, with 4000                                                      lbs iron pigs inside.
Sail Area:    850 square feet
Engine:  Westerbeke 4-107
Transmission:      Hurth ZF
Horsepower: 37 hp @ 3000rpm
Max. Torque:      80 ft. lbs 
Hull and Deck:
                        Heavy Steamed oak Frames, planked with 1 1/8”                                              red cedar, topsides Honduras Mahogany.                                                       Backbone fir.  Gaff and Boom spruce, Mast  &                                               Bow Sprit, Fir  2x6 Fir Stringers.
                        Deck  T&G red cedar with fiberglass cloth over                                               easy deck& painted over with non-skid paint
                        Hatches, Skylights, Exterior trim Teak
                        Deck beams laminated fir (3”x2.5”)
Professionally Painted May 2008

Equipment:         High painted Galv. stanchions w/double LL for safety at sea
                       8 Heavy Duty Bronze ports 4 removable screens
                       2- Deck hatches w/covers
                       Cockpit cushions (2007)
                       Force 10 Stow n Go BBQ c/w 5lb. propane bottle
                       10’ Dingy c/w under seat stowage and cover
                       Nissan 8hp outboard motor
                       Sea Tiger 2 speed manual Anchor windlass w, gypsy for chain                          and rode.
                       35# Danforth Anchor  50’ 3/8chain 200’ 5/8 rode
                       66# Bruce w/200' chain 200’ 5/8 rode
                       25# Danforth Stern anchor w/ 150’ rode
                        4 Large fenders new 2007,
Mooring Lines
Brass Binnacle Compass
Garmin Fish Finder/Depth sounder
Standard Horizon Color Chart plotter new (2008)
2 100w Solar Panels w/regulator
12v Tundra Refridgerator
                       Gimbled 3 Burner Seaward Princess Propane Stove w/saftey                            burner, and Broiler
                        2000 Watt Honda Generator 110v,12v
Xantrex 2000 Inverter Charger
Link 2000 12 volt power management system professionally     installed 2008.  Most recent survey Fall 2008.

A quote from the Builder:

“ This vessel was built in its entirety by a professional Boat Builder for my own use.

Every possible precaution, without regard to cost, was taken to insure longevity and freedom from deterioration."
Comments about the Construction of Taihoa from the Builder:

"The oak frames were cut green over twelve months before use, air dried, soaked in urea, re-airdried, and soaked again in salt before steam bending, followed by two coats of Cuprinol.

Planking was all air dried for 12 months.  Caulking seams were cuprinoled before caulking and the caulking cotton soaked by means of a jet of Cuprinol and allowed to dry before being payed with red lead paint and red lead putty.

Great care was exercised to ensure full air circulation to all parts of the skin and bilge.  Bilges are dust dry except for intentional stuffing box drip at the heal.