Vessel befitting a Seagull at last.

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Vessel befitting a Seagull at last.

Postby Hugz » Sat May 29, 2010 5:31 am

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Antique-Wooden-C ... 3a5aef8c58


Just put a deposit on this little boat. Unfortunately there is no history with it. Anyone recognise the shape. Assuming it is approx 40/50's. Originally had sailing rig, gaff I would think but long gone, copper rivets etc. Purely coincidence that there is an AD on the transom.

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Re: Vessel befitting a Seagull at last.

Postby Todd » Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:40 am

You've certainly got a good eye. What a beauty! Elegant lines ... She'll do a Seagull proud. Be sure to post a pic when you get her in the water.

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Re: Vessel befitting a Seagull at last.

Postby Hugz » Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:52 am

It was worth a 4 hour drive to see the condition, thank goodness apart from 6 screw holes she is undamaged. Interestingly there is no fittings on her or evidence that there has been which leads me to believe that she has never seen water.... not even a drain plug. There is a centreboard slot but no box which again leads me to the same conclusion. Has excellent timber fitout internally. Looking at the short shaft AD hanging on her it looks like a longshaft is required. Fortunately I have SD naval that will look a treat on her and an EFNR with alternator which I will use for longer upriver trips (tho it might look odd).

Now to find a trailer.

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Re: Vessel befitting a Seagull at last.

Postby Collector Inspector » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:41 am

I have seen some outriggers in my time but that one takes the cake Huggy..........
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Re: Vessel befitting a Seagull at last.

Postby Charles uk » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:53 am

One of those big salties will see you in that, Hugo, & think, "I wonder if they taste different in that pretty crunchy coating?"
Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.

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Re: Vessel befitting a Seagull at last.

Postby Hugz » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:14 am

Not sure if you have ever watched "Deliverance" the '72 Stateside film, but they are amateurs in comparison with some of our outback water communities. Crocs... handbag material.

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Re: Vessel befitting a Seagull at last.

Postby Hugz » Sat Jun 19, 2010 2:45 am

She is home and the work begins.

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I love the upswept bow.

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She is surprisingly light.

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Just love copper rivets.

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I think I will bolt the seagull bracket directly onto transom.

It has taken 5 years to find her. Now to learn a new skill!

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Re: Vessel befitting a Seagull at last.

Postby chris » Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:14 am

I would use one of those transom mounted plastic brackets off to the side and fit a rudder for steerage.
It looks like the boat was only built for display, it should fix up really well

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Re: Vessel befitting a Seagull at last.

Postby Hugz » Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:17 am

Not a greater believer in plastic. Just found some rot but looks an easy fix. Need to build some bottom boards though, might make them removable. Debating whether I'll add a sailing rig. Construction seems a little too light for a heavy wind. Have to say I'm more at home with displacement diesel vessels, so this will be an interesting/enjoyable learning curve.

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Re: Vessel befitting a Seagull at last.

Postby Collector Inspector » Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:03 am

Looks very interesting Huggy!

Maybe give it a miss next time hunting Great Whites in the Bite though. Looks very light indeed.

I wonder who made it and why?

Great project!

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Re: Vessel befitting a Seagull at last.

Postby Hugz » Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:55 am

Dropped into the Sydney Maritime museum to get some inspiration for the bottom boards and came across this:

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I can see these as having Seagulls on them. Sorry about the blur!

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Re: Vessel befitting a Seagull at last.

Postby Hugz » Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:42 am

Mmmm..... maybe I should stay in Sydney harbour!

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Re: Vessel befitting a Seagull at last.

Postby Hugz » Thu May 23, 2013 8:27 am

Ooops, had the boat three years and still haven't finished (or started :? )

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Re: Vessel befitting a Seagull at last.

Postby Horsley-Anarak » Thu May 23, 2013 8:05 pm

Crack on Huggy, I have not put my boat in the water yet this year.

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Re: Vessel befitting a Seagull at last.

Postby THCL500J8 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:20 am

Hay Hugo,

Your fine ship came home in 2010, its time for an update on you progress.

If not, can i have the mags of the trailer for my HR?
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