Queensland

 

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Warwick takes the second Australian Sailfish of the reborn Norton’s Navy for it’s maiden voyage. [Norton family album, Lake Samsonvale, 8 September 2018]
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As yet unnamed Sailfish Q (?) with the Cadet rig. The sabot sail is actually the sail chosen for use as the Cadet rig Sailfish, so it is even historically accurate. [Norton family album, Lake Samsonvale, 8 September 2018]
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Learning to rig, Ogg getting ready for an outing with Martin Kortlucke’s old boat, Warwick’s new boat, waiting in the background. [Norton family album, Lake Samsonvale, 8 September 2018]
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First sailing lesson on the new Sailfish, wind is a bit light on though. [Norton family album, Lake Samsonvale, 8 September 2018]
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Meanwhile, in Queensland, Andrew is hard at work restoring. We don’t have a boat name or number which is a pity but it is coming along nicely. [By Andrew Potter, Brisbane, June 2018]
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And just look at the detail on that rudder, I am envious. Can’t wait to see photos of it on the water. [By Andrew Potter, Brisbane, June 2018]
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Ogg on Lake Samsonvale, and it sure looks like a great venue. [Norton family album, Lake Samsonvale, 28 April 2018]
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Oh dear, he’s got his serious face on! Warwick Norton on Ogg. [Norton family album, Lake Samsonvale, 28 April 2018]
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Warwick and skipper on Ogg. [Norton family album, Lake Samsonvale, 28 April 2018]
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Colin Guy’s Sailfish, 300, Frustration, Queensland Maritime Museum, South Brisbane. Originally posted in the NSW Gallery but we have been corrected as to the location, check out more at Frustration at QMM. [By unknown, Queensland Maritime Museum, date unknown]
An update on Royce’s work, and it is looking fine. Next stop, photos of the new boat being sailed, I hope.

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I really like the detail on the gunwales. [By Royce Powe, Keppel Bay, Queensland, 5 September 2107]
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Getting very close to a sail, lovely work. [By Royce Powe, Keppel Bay, Queensland, 5 September 2017]
 

Well it has been a very long time between drinks, but here is a new build Queensland boat! What’s that, about 45 years since the last one you say?

Congratulations to Royce on taking the plunge, and we are looking forward to seeing it on the water.

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Bottom and sides fitted and faired, just awaiting the deck now. [By Royce Powe, Keppel Bay, Queensland, July (??) 2017]
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One half of the bottom fitted, port side faired. [By Royce Powe, Queensland, June 2017]
 

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Frames done, stringers fitted, ready for the bottom to be fitted. [By Royce Powe, Queensland, June 2017]
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Caloundra or Maroohchydore, early 1960’s, photographer unknown

 

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Jack Carroll, 300, Frustration, Maroochydore, January 1964. [By unknown, Maroochydore, 1964]
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303, Sacrifice, T Holm & 300, Frustration, Colin Guy. [By unknown, QLD, c.1964]
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Those Queenslanders sure were masters at moving boats! One on the roof, one in the boot and one on the trailer out the back. [By unknown, QLD, mid 1960’s]
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That’s the way to do it! You can’t move boats around this way anymore. [By unknown, QLD, mid 1960’s]
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Five! on a 6 x 4 box trailer, with room for one more on the other side! [By unknown, QLD, mid 1960’s]

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