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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.]
“Mull” is a 20 foot traditional Swampscott Dory designed by Australian, Murray Isles. She is constructed of epoxy-saturated marine ply and timber.
"Maude", A G Williams Half Cabin Cruiser built 1945. 24 ft long 8 ft beam. NZ Kauri Carvel planked. Complete restoration 2500 hours. Twin cylinder Diesel engine 28hp. Also seatrail trailer. Used twice. Winner of WBA Alan Chinn award.
This Selway-Fisher designed clinker rowing skiff is constructed from lightweight 4mm marine ply.
The boat weighs 26 kg, and is easily handled. It has been roof topped throughout its life, and has seen water in Victoria, SA, NSW, and Tasmania.
The bottom of the boat was fibreglassed during construction, making it a tough little vessel.
This 15’ version of Ian Oughtred’s classic “Acorn” series is a beautifully built clinker dinghy constructed from lightweight 4mm marine plywood. This boat is basically a roof-topper, and the hull and permanent fixtures weigh in at only 43 kilos – pretty good for a boat 4.6 metres long and 1.2 metres wide! Floor boards are fitted to reinforce the bottom of the boat.
Boat for sale to a person who will take pride in this boat as I do!
Commenced building in 1970, completed in 1973, from plans taken off a Hartley design from New Zealand and my own ideas put into construction of the mahogany cabin.
Hull of boat is 3/8 coachwood ply, fibreglass to chine, plywood planking curved to create flared bow. Side planking is 3/8 coachwood ply. Cabin top and decking fibreglassed, stainless steel bow rail. Full instrument panel, radio and depth sounder. Powered by a 3 cylinder 70hp Chrysler outboard motor.
Price $16,000.00 ono. Contact Ian Arstall, Geelong, ph 03 52217428
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12’ Wooden Cadet Dinghy fully restored in good sailing condition. Full set of sails and all necessary gear in good condition.
Price includes registered trailer. The timber is Australian cedar with a clear fiberglass skin on the outside of the hull and clear varnish on the inside.
Additional buoyancy has been added. Mainly sailed in recent years on the Gippsland lakes. Owner has retired from sailing and wishes a quick sale.
Price $1000. Stored at Balwyn in Melbourne.
To view call Peter on 98171676 or 0409 222 932
For sale is an Ian Oughtred design " Little Tern " gaff rig with integrated launching trolley and registered road trailer. All items are in excellent condition.
1950/60’s 14’ Restored bondwood inboard ski/speed boat (LH drive)
Contact David on 0431 855 506 or email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.