Peter Higgs

  • Beautiful looking dinghy Ian, well done!

  • Skeg Newsletter for February 2022
    Featuring:

    Presidents report.
    Vale Chris Morton.
    Muirlands and Marine Culture Camp, Little Swanport
    Proposed 2022 Rowing/Boating days
    Bunnings February Barbecue. […]

  • Skeg Newsletter for January 2022

    Featuring:

    Presidents report.Pirates Bay Bicentennial.Cindy-Kate finds a new home.Muirlands and Marine Culture Camp, Little SwanportProposed 2022 Rowing/Boating daysBoats […]

  • Skeg Newsletter for October to December 2021
    Featuring:

    Presidents report including:

    Presidents Dinner
    Christmas Barbecue
    WBGT in Strahan
    Short Battery Point Boat Shed report

    How we fund the Guild […]

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    On Sunday the 21st of November Andrew Perkins was the Trip Leader of our annual Huon Cruise in Company.  It was a great day and the Bar B Q and Roast at the Huon Jet Boats Cafe was great and a welcome m […]

  • Wooden Boat Guild Skeg Newsletter for August & September 2021

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    content/uploads/wbgt-thematic/Header-stripe.jpg) Skeg-v23-2-Aug-Sept-2021.pdf

  • On the 23rd of September, 2021, the Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania launched “Claude”, a new build Piner Punt to the plans of Adrian Dean who guided and tutored members to build the punt using the Viking method of boat building. That is to build the punt, with no frames or moulds, using a viking plumb bob to check and set the angles of each plank at…[Read more]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • The article below, written in 2014, was the stimulus for the foray by Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania Inc. member Peter Higgs into using photogrammetry to document historic vessels in Tasmania and […]

  • Wooden Boat Guild Skeg Newsletter for June & July 2021

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    content/uploads/wbgt-thematic/Header-stripe.jpg) Skeg-June-July-2021.pdf

  • Wooden Boat Guild Skeg Newsletter V22 #5 for April & May 2021
    Featuring:

    Presidents report
    Vale notices
    Lewisham Rowing Day report
    Easter Saturday Report
    Model Boat Day MBYC
    Lake Meadowbank […]

  • Hello Matt and Jo, I have no information just yet but have put feelers out to Graeme Broxam our Guilds well know Maritime Historian. I have also given him a link to this forum post.
    She is obviously of good pedigree having been built in 1956 by Geoff Knight and designed by Jock Muir (?); then in the mid 80’s was converted to a motor sailor by G…[Read more]

  • Peter Higgs wrote a new post 3 years ago

    Hello guild member, attached is Skeg V22 #4 for Feb 2021 from the Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania Inc.
    Featuring:
    • Presidents report
    • Vale notices
    • Thursday Group Report
    • Muirlands Camp Report
    • From the Edito […]

  • Peter Higgs wrote a new post 3 years ago

    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 […]

  • Hello guild member, attached is Skeg V22 #2/3 for Oct & Dec 2020 from the Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania Inc.
    Featuring:
    • Presidents report
    • Geilston Bay, Spring Bay and Huon Cruise in Company reports
    • Summa […]

  • Hello guild member, attached is a replacement Skeg V22 #1 for Aug/Sep 2020 from the Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania Inc.
    It has been pointed out to me this week that the Skeg was, to a point unreadable and it also […]

  • Hello guild member, attached is Skeg V22 #1 for Aug/Sep 2020 from the Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania Inc.
    Contains:
    Presidents Report
    Rudder article on Tasmania’s Cray Dinghys
    Terra Linna maintenance
    The Clark B […]

  • Although the mast has been re-stepped with a great deal of work and effort, there are a number of things left to complete before she can be sailed so lets not drop the ball just yet! But it has been a great effort, well done!
    To do;
    1. re – fit the bow sprit
    2. re – fit the boom and gaff
    3. Fabricate and install a shoe to the base of the mast at…[Read more]

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