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G'day mates

Gotta a quickie question...
Has anyone heard of a yacht design called "DAYDREAM"?
I think it is a Peter Fletcher design, is a 28footer with a bowsprit.
Generally made from ply.

Any help with a web site etc for info on it would be appreciated.
There are a few in Australia. I do not know of them in other countries.
Hope you "experts" can put a little light on it for me.
Thanks mates.
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i have a daydream yatch in new zealand.it is 28' gop bowsprint i believe it came over from australia.what woulld you like to know?
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G'day mates

Gotta a quickie question...
Has anyone heard of a yacht design called "DAYDREAM"?
I think it is a Peter Fletcher design, is a 28footer with a bowsprit.
Generally made from ply.

Any help with a web site etc for info on it would be appreciated.
There are a few in Australia. I do not know of them in other countries.
Hope you "experts" can put a little light on it for me.
Thanks mates.
I also have a daydream 28 in Australia and am looking for any information that I can get on this yacht> It is a canoe stern sloop of plywood construction and is presently under restoration. Thanks for any info
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You might have some luck on this site: Boat Design Net - the Boat Design and Boat Building Site
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Hi there, I have just come across this thread while doing something completely different (gotta love the internet)....anyway, my Dad was Peter Fletcher and yes he hand built the first Daydream back in the 50's in his Mum's garden in Bondi (over looking Tamarama). House was in Fletcher Avenue back then but is now called Illawong Avenue, I think, from memory. I have old photos of the original Daydream if that is of any help :-) and I know that my Dad started the original Sydney to Auckland yacht race in that Daydream that was in '56 or '57 (I think...I wasn't born yet) which may have turned into a "to Suva" race. My Dad's younger brother is still around and helped to build it and sailed on it a bit too. So I could ask him for info for you if that's any help. I live in the UK now but grew up sailing with Dad on Pittwater and to Lord Howe Island and up and down the east coast. If there are any old yachties left on LHI they'd be able to tell you all you wanted to know about Daydream.Oh and the dinghy he towed behind 'Daydream' was called 'forty winks'. He loved those boats!! If anyone knows where the original Daydream is now I'd be very interested.
Let me know if you want some photos or more info.(and Sorry! I know it is a year since you asked :-)
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Yes I know this is an out of date thread but Daydreams are lovely things. My first keel boat was a Bluebird, a 22' transom stern sloop visually not dissimilar to the DD other than being smaller and not double ended. I seriously thought about trading up to a DD way back then.

This one is a bit (cough) rough.

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well I do believe I was named after a beautiful yacht,
that, or a Robert Louis Stevenson novel - depends which parent you asked!

Seriously if you ever come across the original Daydream please let me know. If I wasn't on the other side of the planet I'd buy the rough one and do her up.....I wonder how much it'd cost to get her here?? I'll crank up my scanner and rummage in the loft over the weekend and post some photos of the original DD. Whereabouts in Sydney are you?
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Given the apt title I wont start a new thread

I recently started restoring a 28 ft daydream built 1960. Its was fitted with a barometer which I'm told was bestowed to it by its shipwright engraved "Presented to "Windsong" Herb Tonkin 1960". I beleive he was a West Australian boat builder. Would anyone know of this boats history or be able to steer me in the right direction
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Let me know if you want some photos or more info

Hi there - I have just bought the rough one linked above and have plans to renovate it and make it good again. She's in need of some decent TLC so am planning to put her in a workshop for 6 months to fix the rotten bits and repaint. The survey I had done said that although there's work required, because it was professionally built very well in the first place it's still a sound boat. Cant wait to get her looking like new.

I'd be very intersted in photos and info on the daydreams - I have found a chap who recalls them being raced on Pittwater in the 60s as 'almost' a one design class! Would be great to find a photo of them all racing...
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