Category Archives: Boatbuilding

Plans! Plans! Plans!

Over the last year we have had well over 40 requests for plans of the Australian Sailfish. Just quietly, this blew Chris and I away, you have exceeded our wildest expectations. If you requested a set of plans and have … Continue reading

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Lost boat found!

Here is one for the taking. No mast and no sail but it does come with a rudder and centreboard that are in pretty good shape, as is the hull itself, although there has been a hole repaired on the … Continue reading

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Cheap Clamps!

I knew that would get your attention. These are the improvised clamps that were used along with a few conventional models by Brian Carroll in the building of his new Sailfish. And there is an update on that as well, … Continue reading

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So Jack rang last night . . . . . .

Jack Carroll, class co-designer, specifically wanted to ask me to add his comments on what an excellent post, titled More on Boat Building, Chris Leyland had written last November about building a Sailfish. Jack thought that Chris had really encouraged … Continue reading

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A new Carroll boat

It has been a very long time since one of the Carroll clan has built a new Sailfish but it is now officially time for the rest of us to start worrying, Brian has made a start on his new … Continue reading

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The Trials of older boats

This in this week from Jeff, one of our Inverloch Irregulars . . . . Gave 1870 a big workout on the weekend. Fast but she showed her age and so did I. Could not get comfortable unless hiking out, … Continue reading

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More on Boatbuilding

Chris Leyland, influential Australian Sailfish racer and builder from the 1970’s has contributed an interesting and detailed post Building an Australian Sailfish It is quite strange that after so many years, this strange little craft that I sailed in the 70’s, … Continue reading

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Boatbuilding

Want to talk about boats you built and how you built them, this is the place. Got questions on building a boat that are crying out for answer, this is still the place. Check out some of the other Post … Continue reading

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