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.
FREE TO A GOOD HOME
The 'Whimbrel' is a 1940, approx 12m long, copper sheathed, wooden hull schooner, with
extensive wooden carving inside (Solomon Islands), sleeps six with a head.
We had been restoring her over the years but after sinking earlier in the year due to a
ferocious storm and laying at the bottom for 2 weeks, she is now sadly in need of total
restoration. She is floating and the bilge pump works, run by solar power.
We are offering her free to a wooden boat enthusiast or a shipwright student wanting to
practice their skills. She is currently moored at Berowra Waters and needs a new home.
Donna Horwood - 0438 436 880
FOR SALE - Beautifully restored
Beautifully restored boat, varnished topsides,
cove green bottom, original leathered one piece oars, cotton
sails, wooden blocks, oregon mast, red Blaxland pup, bronze
shaft/ propeller/ vortex bilge pump, 2 rudders (one for sailing,
one for motoring). Has been garaged for the last 20 years.
Comes with trailer (needs to be registered) and black cover.
Contact Ben Goh - 0409927338
FOR SALE - JANAWAY
1938 classic Wally Ward double-ender.
Historic Vessel Reg. ARHV 000495.
Designed on the Metacentric Shelf Theory.
Precursor to the Carmen Class and a string of famous Swanson double-enders.
Professional restoration & engine re-build.
Well maintained and lightly used.
NZ Kauri on spotted gum @ 6" cntrs.
$27,000 Ph John for details 0414 248839.
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