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We welcome advertisements for wooden boats, and resources that would be of interest to our members and readers. In the past this has included barometers, books, rope, engines, etc.. Advertisements run for two months, i.e. in 2 issues of our newsletter Shavings, and in the ‘For Sale or Wanted’ section of the WBA website.
The text for your advertisement should generally be no longer than 100 words, and Ads can also include photos or drawings. You can email your ad to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words “WBA advertisement” in the subject, or post it to WBA, P O Box 5237, South Melbourne VIC 3205.
COSTS - WBA members: Free! Non-WBA members are charged a flat $30 fee for inclusion in two issues of Shavings, and a two month placement on the WBA website. “Free to a good home” items attract no charge.
If you are not a WBA member, you can pay by cheque made out to ‘Wooden Boat Association Inc.’ and posted with the ad, or by Electronic Funds Transfer to - Wooden Boat Association BSB 013 260 Account Number 303824509. [Please include your surname and ‘WBA ad’ in the payment details.]
The time has finally come to build the next boat, but in order to do this I need to sell the one that currently lives in the garage I will use as my work space.
Kirsty Ann (CS17 #122) was launched in January 2006, and has provided years of safe and enjoyable sailing on Albert Park Lake, Port Phillip, the Gippsland Lakes, and the Nooramunga Marine & Coastal Park. Her shallow draft meant that we were able to sail up the narrow and shallow channels between the islands behind Wilsons Promontory to camp in some beautiful and remote locations.
Constructed of 6mm ply, with some 9mm ply in the lower chine, this fast dayboat easily provides comfortable space for up to 4 adults, She was designed by Graham Byrnes, a naval architect now living in North Carolina but originally from Australia. The boat is coated in BoatCote expoxy, with fibreglass sheathing on the lower chine, For a very low maintenance finish, she is painted in white Aquacote, with the deck painted in clear Aquacote. A folding cuddy provides a bit of protection from the weather if needed.
On a CS17 there are two masts, one set close to the bow, for the mainsail, and a mizzen, just aft of the center of the boat. The mainsail is larger than the mizzen. The sail plan spreads the sails along the length of the boat, and the low center of effort afforded by the fore and aft, rather than upward, spread of sail, produces less heeling force.
The freestanding masts require no stays; making them quick to rig and unrig. They also offer an innate degree of safety: the top third of the masts are timber, and flex during gusts, de-powering the rig. It takes one person only a few minutes to rig this boat. The sails have a sleeve along the luff, and are stored on the masts. The masts lift out of the mast steps and lie on crutches that also fit into the mast steps.
Registered until January 2019, Kirsty Ann is being sold on a Dunbier trailer (registered till December 2018, and comes with a spare wheel), with a Honda 2HP long shaft air cooled outboard, and all the necessary safety gear, including lifejackets.
Contact Peter at email@example.com or phone 0425 733 532.
Restored Putt-Putt – Sydney
This magnificent putt putt, 16’ long and 6’ 4” wide, and believed to have been built in the Northern Rivers of NSW around 1927, has been meticulously restored from the keel up.
She is a seam batten carvel construction with beech planking, has been glassed on the outside and given a superb paint finish.
About half of the ribs have been replaced, there are new spotted gum stringers, new white ash coamings and gunwales, and a new cedar and spruce deck laid over marine ply.
She has a Simplex motor with FNR gearbox (also restored), a new shaft, propeller and stainless fuel tank. Similarly, the deck fittings, seats, cover and sun cover are also new.
The trailer has been custom-built and has a Sea-go battery-driven remote-controlled motor system to enable manoeuvring when ashore for storage.
This boat is fully equipped and ready to use. It is being offered at about half the cost of restoration and is certainly a boat for those who appreciate fine timber craftsmanship. She also comes with a complete pictorial record and diary of the restoration.
The Boat and the Trailer can be inspected at Bayview on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Price $29,000. Phone Tony on 0416-183-516.
70 hp. Chrysler, Bimini top and fitted tarp for travel.
Radio, compass, depth sounder and full control panel.
Various accessories, fitted seats to bunks.
This boat is located in Geelong, and price is by negotiation with the owner.
Contact : Ian Arstall, Ph: 052 217 428
For Sale - 11ft clinker putt putt “Curlew”
This boat dates from about 1950, is clinker construction using Kauri and Oregon. We restored it 2005, replacing a couple of planks, and rebuilding the interior. Interior is an oiled finish as per original.
Now powered by a modern Honda GX160 air-cooled 4 stroke 5hp single cylinder engine adapted for use in the boat. It starts easily and is economical, easily does 4 hours running on the 5 litre tank, and has probably had no more than 50 hours use.
Has a sun awning, and is on a registered Dunbier trailer, with spare wheel. Boat and trailer registered until Feb 2019. Includes oars, fenders, bilge pump, anchor and rope.
Price? - $6,000
Please contact me for more photos or to inspect- David Stott, 0414442518, firstname.lastname@example.org
For sale - Lazy e number 316
The wooden hull is in good condition but needs coat of paint/varnish and some maintenance. It has the original main, jib, spinnaker, and some spares. The previous owner advised that the boat was professionally built. Buoyancy is not built in, but buoyancy bags are included in the sale. The boats length is 4.6 metres/15 feet.
The Boat has nice lines, lively to sail. Comes with registered Galvanised Trailer with alloy wheels (including a spare). I have always stored the boat undercover.
How Much? $2000.00 Where? Essendon
Contact Raymond Grant 0432 418 099, or email, email@example.com .
For sale approximately 13 foot Huon Pine putt putt, with mahogany top. Built in Tasmania circa 1950. Has most of the original engine, but it’s not installed as it it needs some parts. The boat was brought up to Sydney for the bi-centenial.
It comes with a trailer, and 6 hp Mercury outboard with two hours running.
I Have the original manual for the Blaxland engine also!
Bought it off an older gentleman who had it for around 20 years, repainted it and tidied it up It has the original engine as pictured, but needs a drive shaft and prop etc… I was going to do a full restoration but simply don’t have the time or energy!
Price? $5,500 or near offer.
Mike Parsons 0438 247201 ( firstname.lastname@example.org ), Taree, NSW.
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If you have a Sailfish tucked up under the house, or taking up space in the garage I am interested. I am looking for Sailfish to restore and get back on the water, so if you want space for the next project or just feel like it is time for your Sailfish to find a new home please contact me on either 0421 97 1366 or email@example.com to see if we can help each other out.
Membership is open to all wooden boat enthusiasts. Many members own boats, others do not, but all enjoy the chance to get together and "muck about with boats". Their boats include rowing boats, putt-putts, radio controlled models, pond yachts, canoes, kayaks, steam-powered boats, sailing dinghies, dayboats and ocean-going yachts.
The Wooden Boat Association is based in Melbourne, with regular sailing days scheduled on Albert Park Lake, as well as other venues around Melbourne, and at least one weekend each year elsewhere in the state.
Especially welcome is the first-time wooden boat builder or restorer, who can expect to receive ample advice and assistance in getting their dream onto the water.
|Sat Oct 27 @12:00AM|
Club Weekend away at Moama/Echuca on the mighty Murray
|Sun Oct 28 @12:00AM|
Club Weekend away at Moama/Echuca on the mighty Murray
|Sun Nov 25 @10:00AM - 05:00PM|
Club Sailing Day - Werribee South Sailing Day - - Out into the Bay or up the river? The choice is yours…
|Sun Dec 09 @10:00AM - 05:00PM|
Christmas Party and Sailing Day, at Albert Park Lake