Daisy Mae resto-mod build

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  • 18 Jun 2018 01:38
    Reply # 6317618 on 6315683

    And speaking of lead, lucky you, you got her for about what the lead would have cost in New Zealand (I did the sums.) I am still interested and hope eventually to read something about her design and background, have a hunch there is an interesting story here.

    For years I have been looking for a low cost comfortable little expedition boat for the upper reaches of our somewhat ignored Kaipara Harbour. Had she been in New Zealand I think Daisy Mae might have been the one. Good luck with her, and make sure you pry the story out of the previous owner and the builder, and get it into the magazine.

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  • 17 Jun 2018 15:52
    Reply # 6317028 on 6315683

    She is somewhere between 26 and 30 feet with a 10 foot beam. I need to run the tape to check still. Lead in the keel puts her over 10000 lbs. The hull on this thing reminds me of a duck.

    Bottom sanding done, and epoxy is about to go into a couple of small hairlines I opened up.

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  • 16 Jun 2018 23:44
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    now that's a good looking boat, and so many simple yet effective mods, the raised decks around the mizzen and fore mast must make sail handling so much easier and safer.

    How long is she?

  • 16 Jun 2018 15:23
    Reply # 6316109 on 6315683

    Yes sir it is! The fellow who had the boat for about 40 years is also thrilled I am taking on this project. He is proving to be a wonderful resource and friend!

  • 16 Jun 2018 08:40
    Reply # 6315932 on 6315683

    Cogratulations James that looks fun with a lot of space inside and on deck and the Chinese vibe.

    Is that engine cooling loops underwater on the transom with the thru hulls above waterline?  Clever idea!

    Have fun!

  • 16 Jun 2018 00:05
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    I finally have a junk, and not just the rig, but an authentic Hong Kong built junk boat!! I will be posting pictures and details of the build. She is now sitting on the hard:)

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