The Boatyard

Ads in Shavings run for two editions and also on the WBA website. Cheques should be made out to the Wooden Boat Association and sent to The WBA, P.O. Box 5237  South Melbourne  Victoria  3205.

Note the following advertising costs: Ads are free for WBA members. Non-WBA individuals are welcome to advertise for the cost of $10.00 per 10 feet of boat. Boats 10’ or less can be advertised for free. Add $10.00 for an engine.

For example – a 20’ sailing boat with outboard will cost $30.00 to advertise ($20.00 + $10.00) for two issues of Shavings, and for a place on the WBA website.


I recently discovered and rescued an amazing 49 year old barn find. It is a brand new 1960’s cold moulded Boomerang 6 metre kit. It is in excellent condition. It is hull number 32 and is the last Cold Moulded Boomerang hull built by the designer of the Boomerang 20, Eric Maizey, in his backyard shed in Frankston. All hulls after this were fibreglass.

It is from a deceased estate. The hull is amazingly dry and in excellent condition. The coach house is fitted and the deck about 90% completed. It has had one owner and is on an as “new” galvanised single axle tilting trailer. There is no rust on the trailer and absolutely no rot in the hull. The boat and trailer are complete with original registration papers! Yes the owner kept BN 32 (For Boomerang Hull no 32) registered and paid up for 49 years. The Trailer is also registered and fitted with new tyres and hydraulic brakes. (The brakes need a service).

 

The Fibreglass Boomerang went on to become one of Australia’s best- selling Trailer Sailers through the 1970’s and 1980’s.

We cleared the crud in front and around it, unwrapped it, Put new tyres on the trailer and towed it back to Melbourne.

With 3 wooden boats I don’t really need another. It should make a pretty straight forward project for someone to complete.

 

 Asking price for the registered boat and trailer is $1750 and it is available for inspection at Tullamarine Victoria

 Bob Morgan      Phone 0418 109 383

 

 

 Filuren has everything that makes Nordic Folkboat sailing such a pleasure: simple and quick set up, deep and secure cockpit, and confidence inspiring handling with over 50% of the boats' weight hung on a long keel below the waterline. All that fun is packaged up in a stunningly beautiful varnished timber hull which always turns heads and makes people smile.   The Folkboat and is 7.68m long, 2.2m beam, and (I think) 1.4m draft.

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Having just been completely checked from stem to stern, all fastenings checked, hull stripped down and anti-fouled, she's tight as a drum and ready for another 50 years! 

With room for 2 adults (and 2 smallish kids!) to over-night in the charming and comfortable interior with a small nav table which doubles as a spot to put the camp stove for coffee and sandwiches, secure drawers, a hanging locker for the wet weather gear and plenty of under seating storage. Everything you need for weekend explorations and adventures. 

Battened main sail, head sail, and spinnaker in great condition (main and heady professionally laundered in 2015), timber single spreader mast and boom stripped down and revarnished in 2016, stainless standing rigging renewed in 2014, with adjustable back stay & fore stay. 

In 2016 hull professionally stripped, prepared and anti-fouled, any suspect fastenings replaced, keel bolts checked, stem bolts doubled, new electrical panel installed for bilge pump and 12v supply with solar panel plus MPPT controller for charging. 

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Reliable 5HP Tohatsu outboard on a sliding bracket for simple launch and retrieval, timber fore deck hatch, boom crutch and boom-kicker (new 2014), choice of cockpit traveller or single anchor point for mainsheet, two timber spinnaker poles and a complete boat cover (2014) complete the picture of a boat that's fabulous for sailors and young families; fast, safe, and fun. “

Trailerable?  Technically yes, but for land transport one-off arrangements are a better option.  To ship to Melbourne, for example, I was quoted around $1000.

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The sale price is $16,900, and the seller/contact is Ian Duncan (St Lucia, Queensland), on 0411551312 or at ianduncanqld@gmail.com

 

 

Here is one for the traditionalist......

A restored 15 ft Putt Putt, almost a new boat on a new trailer.

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A very pretty Michael Dearing rebuild (refer to the photo) assisted by the volunteers at Armfield boatshed and slip at Goolwa.

When it appears, this boat gathers a small crowd of admirers and it goes well on the water too, powered by a very reliable Blaxland single cylinder.

Probably originally built in the 1950s as a fishing boat.

We need to move it out as Armfield has started another restoration.

The owner of this will look forward to many years of enjoyment with very little maintenance.

Interested?  

Call Garry Coombes   0428 634 188 for more details

Around $8,750 would secure this lovely boat

 

Mahita Last refit Warneet Slip

(Mahita pictured after her last refit in 1995)

An historic 11 metre carvel hull cruiser built in 1929 with an interesting history that needs wooden boat enthusiasts to take over project. Owners prepared to donate the hull (90% restored) and superstructure components along with the hardware, some of which has been remade from SS.( approx $3500 worth). There are also Kauri hull planks fully dressed for the hulls completion. All free.

There is an as new Perkins 4.236 Marine diesel engine (only 20 hours running time before external reconditioning) complete with new instruments and looms. This is matched to the engine bearers and shaft and would go straight in - $20,000. This would be all that is for sale but must go with the project.

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For Sale - 10‘ (3.1 metre) Acorn Dinghy    Sold - Congratulations Bill!

Although retired now, I was a boat builder all my life. I love to keep my hand in and I just can’t stop yet. It’s true to say that the boat I am selling is professionally built.

For Sale - 10‘ (3.1 metre) Acorn Dinghy – Launched September 2015

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A 10 foot sailing dinghy, clinker ply fitted out with mahogany trim and bronze fittings. The ropes are “Hardy Hemp” – a traditional look, but modern polyester. It comes with a mast and a balanced lug rig, plus a pair of 6’ oars.

Asking price is $3500, and a registered trailer (not pictured) with new hubs and bearings is available for an additional $500.

The boat is at present at Bruthen (as am I). I can be contacted on 0428 475 425.

 

 

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 greg.barwick55@gmail.com to see if we can help each other out.

 

 

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