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WBAQ Archive

The following is a selection of articles contributed by members.

 


 

WONGI WATERHOLES TRIP

A Private Adventure… Wongi Waterholes Campground is around 25mins north of Maryborough approx 270km from the Gateway Bridge. The Lenthall Lake system, held back by a dam, supplies the Hervey ...
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Heavy Lifting

HEAVY LIFTING When we turned Lyle’s NIS 18, he had a chain block connected to a temporary pivot point at each end of the boat. The attached diagram of a ...
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Restoration of motor launch “Nancy”

Restoration of motor launch "Nancy" Bruce McConkey On June 30 this year a handsome 35 ft fantail motor launch named "Nancy" slipped into the Noosa River, just 95 years after ...
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Hobart Festival

Like a child in a chocolate factory, it was hard to know where to start.  The miles of marina packed with magnificence, or the scores of small boats ranging from ...
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Book Review: A Manual of Boat and Yacht Sailing, Dixon Kemp By John Milne

I was interested to read Martin’s Kortlucke’s note a while back on “American Sailing Craft” (1936).  It helped to explain to me the wide interest in Australia in wooden boats ...
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Building an Iain Oughtred  “Gannet”

“Never build an ugly boat” is good advice when choosing the design of a boat.  There are so many lovely designs that a choice is difficult.  I wanted a boat ...
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Noosa Classic Boat Regatta Messabout

Once again the messabout we held in conjunction with the Classic Boat Regatta was a great success. The Regatta was very well attended and  filled the marina at Tewantin.  The ...
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Great Sandy Strait Cruise

There were 5 participants in this year’s cruise from Carlo Point heading north up the Great Sandy Strait: Rick Sutton with his John Welsford Navigator, Rick O’ Donnell with his ...
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