Recent Posts by Peter Higgs

Ross Patent Slip

The following is a draft research paper regarding the Ross Patent Slip, it origins and workings in Hobart's Battery Point. This could become a virtual reality production that would enhance the experience of visitors to the Battery Point Slips area. Research article regarding the Ross Patent Slip Napoleon St Battery Point
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Tamima

Tamima was designed by W D Bailey of Como NSW in 1929, a 30 ft canoe-sterned enlargement of the 27 ft transom-sterned Albatross he designed in 1927. The name Tamima means Albatross in Bruny Island native tongue. Her lines were published in Australian Motor Boat and Yachting during 1929. Tamima was built as a cruiser…
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Nancy

Nancy is a wooden Derwent River ferry built in 1917 by AA 'Tucker' Abel, a well known boat builder in Hobart, Tasmania who specialised in motor launches. Nancy operated as a ferry on the Huon and later the Derwent River for almost 40 years until at least the 1950s, forming a long and close association…
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Coralyn

Coralyn is a Naval Pinnace and West Coast Tasmanian supply vessel built in Williamstown Victoria by Charles Ritchie snr. in the early 1900's. Currently being restored by Charles Ritchie jnr. in Port Sorell Tasmania. She is 13 tons gross 40.7 X 10.8 X 5.0 ft. (Click on the above image for a full sized drawing.)
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Casilda

Casilda is ARHV Historic Vessel 000781 is an Auxilary yacht ex fishing yawl built in Dunnalley in 1915 by Walter Rattenbury. She is 16.5 tons gross, 46.5 X 12.5 X 5.5 ft. (Click on the above image for a full sized drawing.)
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Tassie Too

Tassie Too is a 21 foot restricted class, designed by W.P. (Skipper) Batt and is a multiple Forster Cup winner. (Click on the above image for a full sized drawing.) Full details of her racing and reconstruction history are available from the dedicated website: http://www.friendsoftassietoo.org/
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The Vincent Dee

At the January General Meeting held at the Montrose Bay Yacht Club Gary Roberts gave a presentation about building his model boat the “Vincent Dee”. The “Vincent Dee” is a Clyde Steam Puffer. Gary is a member of the Marine Modellers Association - Tasmania came into being around 1969-70 and was started by three model…
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