Redwing

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  • 24 Jan 2021 01:22
    Reply # 9983314 on 644008

    Back when I first thought about building a boat i figured a Hartley 16 would be ideal but for some reason I built a keel  boat instead. So now coming full circle I'm thinking a Hartley 16 or similar would be ideal. 

    Redwing is for sale if anyone is interested for $4,000. The price is based on what I believe i would get if I sold the ballast,  complete rig and various bits of equipment such as outboard. The rot problem could be dealt with by hauling out for a week or two.

    My alternative plan to haul out, sell the ballast and rig then convert Redwing into a quirky guest cabin. :)

  • 19 Jan 2021 11:16
    Reply # 9876703 on 644008

    I came to the same idea two years ago. I sold my Anna Lucja - an Colvic Springtide 24, and  now my CARABELA 650 is well advanced and I hope (not plan ;) ) to launch her this Summer (N hemisphere). Se is trailer-able, but ocen-going, beach-able, spacy and comfy Mini 650 scow - bow cruiser. And Junk schooner!

    I do not know, what you are after, but might be interested for you to have a look.

    https://www.nautline.com/Carabela650_pocketcruiser

    She is presented here on Technical Forum under CARAVELINA - this was her initial name.


  • 18 Jan 2021 03:16
    Reply # 9871892 on 644008

    I'm starting to think something smaller, possibly trailerable might be more realistic. Something I can bring home and put under cover. Anyway I have some time to think about it.

  • 19 Dec 2020 00:25
    Reply # 9439771 on 9439657
    Anonymous wrote:
    Gary Pick wrote:

    Thanks Graham, I did see the Marauder. The 24s don't really do it for me, though I suppose something more imaginative could be done with the internal layout. I did see a Tophat 25 mooring minder in Sydney but it went fairly quickly. I did see an ad for Arion on one site with a sold on it. :)

    I have also discovered a Facebook group purely for people restoring fibreglass boats. The before and after photos are quite something.

    I agree the Marauder is a bit ordinary, and more internal volume would be nice.  I miss the wide stern on Arion (miss the boat badly, wish now I had just restored it, rebuilt the keel etc).  The Top Hat also has a narrow stern, and they roll like pigs in mud downwind.  But sail sweetly with the wind forward of the beam.  Typical English design of that era.  You might go up and look at Monty's yard when you are looking around the boatyards.  There was a Top Hat there, last time I visited, Mk 2 or 3.  Lots of boats go there for refits and end up just staying there.  Most are too big and in terrible condition, but it is worth a look if you are in the Brisbane area, though it is almost up at Bribie Island.

    Thanks Graham.
  • 18 Dec 2020 22:45
    Reply # 9439657 on 9435618
    Gary Pick wrote:

    Thanks Graham, I did see the Marauder. The 24s don't really do it for me, though I suppose something more imaginative could be done with the internal layout. I did see a Tophat 25 mooring minder in Sydney but it went fairly quickly. I did see an ad for Arion on one site with a sold on it. :)

    I have also discovered a Facebook group purely for people restoring fibreglass boats. The before and after photos are quite something.

    I agree the Marauder is a bit ordinary, and more internal volume would be nice.  I miss the wide stern on Arion (miss the boat badly, wish now I had just restored it, rebuilt the keel etc).  The Top Hat also has a narrow stern, and they roll like pigs in mud downwind.  But sail sweetly with the wind forward of the beam.  Typical English design of that era.  You might go up and look at Monty's yard when you are looking around the boatyards.  There was a Top Hat there, last time I visited, Mk 2 or 3.  Lots of boats go there for refits and end up just staying there.  Most are too big and in terrible condition, but it is worth a look if you are in the Brisbane area, though it is almost up at Bribie Island.
  • 18 Dec 2020 10:07
    Reply # 9438468 on 644008
  • 18 Dec 2020 09:05
    Reply # 9438454 on 9438332
    Anonymous wrote:

    Hi Gary,

    If you can knock a grand or two off the asking price how about this?

    Cole 26



    Thanks Hans it's still way more than I can spend and I don't need the rig on it. I'm going to go for a walk around a few hardstands early in the new year and see what's available.
  • 18 Dec 2020 07:52
    Reply # 9438332 on 644008

    Hi Gary,

    If you can knock a grand or two off the asking price how about this?

    Cole 26


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  • 17 Dec 2020 01:50
    Reply # 9435618 on 644008

    Thanks Graham, I did see the Marauder. The 24s don't really do it for me, though I suppose something more imaginative could be done with the internal layout. I did see a Tophat 25 mooring minder in Sydney but it went fairly quickly. I did see an ad for Arion on one site with a sold on it. :)

    I have also discovered a Facebook group purely for people restoring fibreglass boats. The before and after photos are quite something.

  • 16 Dec 2020 23:17
    Reply # 9435433 on 644008

    The only potential candidate I have seen so far is a Marauder 24 in Sydney, an ok sort of design with a similar performance envelope to Redwing.  Advertised on Yachthub for $3K, it has been used as a mooring minder for some time by people who now have  new boat they want to put on the mooring.  I suspect it could be got for $1K, as they are keen to move it and it is pretty basic.  But getting it home would be the problem.  I am sure something will come up in the Brisbane area, or maybe even on the Clarence, eventually. A big, ballasted, self-righting trailer-sailer would be even easier to transport on a flatbed truck.  I am sure you are looking every day, I am limited in my internet connections (no sun, no power) but I will keep my eyes open both online and locally.

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