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03-17-2013 10:14 PM
djaustralia
Re: Searching for ORION 3. 23ft WARATAH twin keel yacht 1975

Quote:
Originally Posted by FinallySailing View Post
PS: Have you had a look at

Waratah Design Information

on the wooden boat forum.

You might want to try to contact some owners on there directly. They are bound to know others who have similar boats.
Thankyou for replying folks, I really appreciate it. I have looked at the wooden boat forum as my ma' found a thread regarding waratah designs, although that thread was a couple of years old and the guy got the answers he wanted. I have recently emailed a tourist operator/local on King island and she offered to ask around. Her dad who has just sailed to the island would be interested in my quest also i'm told. I'm not fussed about bot's and scammers as my email junk folder get's that type of crap regularly anyhow. I'm confident I'll find her one day, that'll make an epic story for youtube. I'd love to find, photograph and perhaps sail on her. I still have the original plans that my opa used to build her so maybe I'll make my own one day (finance pending). So thanks again guys and feel free to spread the word.
03-17-2013 05:35 PM
dabnis
Re: Searching for ORION 3. 23ft WARATAH twin keel yacht 1975

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Originally Posted by djaustralia View Post
Apparently I need to have ten posts or more in order to upload a URL or email address. What a silly rule. It's not like I'm here to just talk bollocks, post for the hell of it and waste peoples time (like this post yeh'). Another ingenious idea from humanity!!!
Where there is a will, there is a way. Enjoyed your video, hope you find your boat. My Dad built several sailboats, including an International Star Design. It was a beautiful piece of wooden art work. Best of luck.

Paul T
03-17-2013 02:31 PM
FinallySailing
Re: Searching for ORION 3. 23ft WARATAH twin keel yacht 1975

PS: Have you had a look at

Waratah Design Information

on the wooden boat forum.

You might want to try to contact some owners on there directly. They are bound to know others who have similar boats.
03-17-2013 11:14 AM
FinallySailing
Re: Searching for ORION 3. 23ft WARATAH twin keel yacht 1975

Hi Dirk,

I really wish you good luck on your quest to find your grand-father's boat. I am sure he watches you from sailor's heaven and gets a chuckle out of all this ! Hope you won't get spammed leaving your phone numbers/email online.

Come on guys there must be someone who can help ?
03-16-2013 10:49 PM
djaustralia
Re: Searching for ORION 3. 23ft WARATAH twin keel yacht 1975

I agree whole heartedly. He was the consumate professional when it came to making things. After he immigrated to Australia after the second world war, he was participating in an electricians class. He corrected the teacher at one stage. The instructor said "well why don't you come up the front and teach the class if you are so good"....So he did and promptly showed the teacher up!!!!
03-16-2013 10:45 PM
djaustralia
Re: Searching for ORION 3. 23ft WARATAH twin keel yacht 1975

My opa built 4 model boats,1 airoplane (the Southern Cross, complete with working propeller) lots of authentic dutch windmills and even little light houses. He was a true craftsman.
03-16-2013 10:42 PM
djaustralia
Re: Searching for ORION 3. 23ft WARATAH twin keel yacht 1975

Well my grandad was not the type of guy to cut corners and do things the cheap and easy way. You should see the effort he put into building model boats. Thats what he did after he got to old to be on the water.
03-16-2013 10:41 PM
djaustralia
Re: Searching for ORION 3. 23ft WARATAH twin keel yacht 1975

Back to the topic at hand, I can't imagine what it would make me feel like if I was to actually find my opa's old yacht. I hope she still exists. I have no doubt my grandad did a super job on the construction.
03-16-2013 10:38 PM
djaustralia
Re: Searching for ORION 3. 23ft WARATAH twin keel yacht 1975

I hear ya'. We had a lovely summer here but I think it's gone now.
03-16-2013 10:37 PM
djaustralia
Re: Searching for ORION 3. 23ft WARATAH twin keel yacht 1975

It's not bad. The hot weather has dissapeared and it's a little chilly today. Clear sky though and flat seas.
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