FOR SALE - MODELS
"I have been fascinated with boats since I was a kid."
In 1989, Tom Balfour took time offfrom his career as an architectural photographer with Max Dupain to build a wooden boat. One boat turned into 4, and after he had resumed work as a photographer, it made more sense to build scale models to satisfy his fascinaton with the shape of boat hulls!
All his models are built from lines plans gleaned from a variety of sources. the hulls are planked in the traditional manner from various timbers, (allmilled to size in his workshop), and because they are intended for pond sailing, are given a durable skin of fibreglass cloth.
The spars and most fittings are custom made, and the sails are cut from sailmakers dacron cloth for durability. A couple of vintage yachts hve been fitted with cotton japara sails made by a master sailmaker.
Many of the models are fitted with radio controlled steering and sail controls, which is hidden within the hull and not obvious to the observer.
The philosphy behind these models is to express the flavour of the originl boat, but much detail isommitted in order to retain simplicity and purity ofline.
Palana – a classic Tassie -built centreboard yawl is for sale Designed by Arthur Robb and built by master boat builder Max Creese in Hobart, following the finest Tasmanian traditions, she has been lovingly cared for (professionally maintained) with beautiful original Oregon masts (main and mizzen).
Strip plank King Billy Pine, resorcinol glued.
Very good condition.
Price reduction to $45,000 negotiable
Contact: Grant - 0403753080
Part complete 14' putt putt' Due to ill health I have to abandon building a 14' putt putt. I include all huon pine and spotted gum to complete the project. Outer hull in huon pine 90% complete.
Total price: $3850. Also included is a thicknesser, 3/8 copper rod and silicon bronze nuts and washers. Welcome to inspect at the central coast NSW.
Contact Jason Wagemans
(02) 4325 5098 - 0401083409
True craftsmanship is evident in this 16ft rowing/sailing wooden boat. Designed by renowned US small boat designer Phil Bolger, a lightweight version of the traditional fishing dory used by East Coast USA fishermen. Stitch & glue plywood construction, epoxy sheathed. Sails quite well, sail provided, also oars, spars, and hand trolley for moving the boat. Boat fits comfortably on a 1.8 x 1.2m trailer, drawbar extended. Please email Zoe at email@example.com
FOR SALE - ACORN SKIFF
Acorn Skiff ( Designed by Iain Oughtred )
Beautifully crafted with attention to detail & ready to enjoy. LOA 13 feet 1 inch, beam 47 inches, depth 17 inches, sail is 48 sq ft with a sprit rig.
Construction is 3/16 glued lap clinker plywood, all epoxy sealed & painted. Full sailing rig with swing rudder, as new sail, mast sprit, oars & cast brass rowlocks.
The new custom purpose built fully galvanised registered trailer is also for sale separately ( $1,500).
Contact Stephen Pinn
0404 332 978
FOR SALE - Onrush - 18ft ex Navy Gig
Onrush is an 18 foot ex Navy Gig. Built from teak and converted to a pocket cruiser by Naval Architect Len Hedges. He rebuilt the boat from the keel up and glassed inside and out. Onrush is gaff rigged, sleeps two in her canvas cabin and has many sails, a VIRE engine and comes with the stock of spare parts bought from the VIRE company agent, when he retired. Moored in Pittwater. $5,500 Ring Cavan Lenaghan 0418 404 154