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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.
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.]
Launched in 1946 in the Moreton Bay area in Queensland, “Charimba” is in need of loving attention, and a good home!
Like many a mature lady, she has a number of issues, the major one being the engine. It will either need replacing or extensive overhauling.
She is currently moored in Main Beach, on the Gold Coast.
For more information, contact Steve Wood on 0431995163.
Renewed spark plug, decals and rings only, the rest is just spit and polish.
Handles a 12’ timber sailing dinghy with ease.
Call me anytime to inspect at Altona, Vic.
Bill Burgess - 0408 123 972
Happy to pay a fair price for a small sail and spars. I am developing a 3.6 m sailing canoe and am looking for the gear to power it.
An older Opti rig looks like a good fit but will consider anything with about 3 sq metres of sail area.
Any donations of old spars and fittings in any condition would be gratefully received because there is a bit of fiddling and experimentation required.
Please call Tony O’Neill on 0419524197
Beautifully handcrafted small wooden sailing boat. Classic design. Excellent condition. Ready to sail. Includes: boat, trailer, sail, all needed rigging, 2x oars, 2x self-inflating lifejackets, 2x flares, EPIRB, anchor+rope, travel/outdoor whole boat canvas cover and more.
Sleek and easy to handle, this 4.66M boat is great for beginners and old salts alike.
This little daggerboard boat will row and sail with ease. She's light, simple, quick and responsive whether rowed or sailed. The Skerrieskiff 15 is light enough to be dragged over wet grass and shallow enough to glide up onto the beach.
Designed by renowned boat architect Iain Oughtred in Scotland, she was professionally handcrafted in Canberra, Australia in 2014.
For sale at $4250.
Currently located in Portarlington. Contact Peter Kronborg on 0408 826 458
Built at home in 1967 by my father with assistance of his three young boys, this runabout has given many years of service to our family, providing safe and comfortable boating on inland waters in Victoria and estuarine East Gippsland.
Dimensions: 14’6” LOA, Beam 6’9”
Construction: Meranti framing, Marine ply hull with Dynel covering
Motor: Yamaha 80hp – not in running order
Transom: needs work
Trailer: As-new Easytow trailer. Essentially unused. For sale at $2500.
Located in Melbourne.
Contact: Phillip Steele on 0417684255
“Alice May“ is a very charming “Sunday” boat built by Sydney Wilson in 1927 for his private use. He was one of the three Wilson brothers who continued the great name of the Wilson boatshed in Cygnet , Tasmania
"Alice May" is a 30 feet Huon pine carvel built, with a portable toilet. She is well maintained, having yearly antifoul & motor service. It does now need an inside paint & floor but is in excellent shape.
The owner regularly goes out for 5 days at a time & loves every moment.
Contact Andrew at Cottage Point boatshed on 02 94563563.
HARTLEY TS16 - FREE TO A GOOD HOME
Hartley TS 16 with mast and boom, no sails, no trailer. Renovators delight!?
Located at Bruthen. Contact Bill Jones on 0428 475 425
I am looking to buy a YSE 8 Yanmar engine for a Couta boat I am doing up in Metung, Victoria.
Please contact me if you can help. Sharon Chandler 0419 597 647
Contact Brian on 0411 158 518
3-4 HP (or thereabouts) outboard wanted for 12’ skiff. Must have reverse.
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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 at 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.