In the current issue (97) of Australian Amateur Boat Builder there is an article on the resurgence of interest in the Australian Sailfish, written by our own Chris Cleary.
When contacted last week, AABB very generously gave their OK for us to put it up on the site for all to enjoy, so here it is:
AABB Issue 97 Sailfish Zombies
And remember, next time you feel the need for some boat related reading matter, check out our own home grown magazine.
So today I went to look at a Sailfish in Geelong. It was very rough, beyond my skill set to restore, and just as I was about to walk out the owner said “I’ve got another one over here”. No rig, no centreboard, no rudder, but any of us that were around in the late seventies know this name:
So, the plan is to leave Bruce! as is, and place the complete Ockerfish rig on to Stanley, keeping this great blue colour:
But how, how do I restore this?
Crossie! Help Crossie! Help!
This is the place to have your say about Sailfish, renew old connections, or even make new ones. Enjoy.
But just so ya know, we will be moderating the blog, just to keep things on an even keel – oh look a nautical reference!