Monday, August 3, 2009
Taihoa looks to be a Tahiti Ketch. I did not talk to the owner before she sailed, but this looks like a nice all weather boat. It is similar in dimensions to an Atkin's Eric. The Tahiti Ketch was designed by John G. Hanna in 1928 and appeared in Popular Mechanics magazine in the 1930's.
The dictionary lists taihoa as a word from New Zealand meaning: no hurry: used to tell somebody to slow down, wait, or be patient for a short while
This vintage image was found at Simply Sailing. The construction of the cabin looks a bit different with no side decks.