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4 Weeks Ago 06:50 PM
Re: Daydream Yacht Info

I have been unable to talk to you guys direct, ( not enough posts from me)
I would love some photo's of a daydream, including interior. Mine has a huge Volvo penta sitting in the galley.
I am tempted to rip it out and use an outboard. It would be nice to have photo's of the rig. What would the displacement likely be?
Mine needs, the engine fixed, re sheathing in places, painting and some rot cut out. I really like this boat and hope to have her on the water for summer.
If someone could post an album of photo's that will help! Oh! all the seacocks are seized too. The main hatch is missing and the companionway boards are not useable. I am starting on the 'keep water out' part of the fix up and will just keep plodding on.
If one of you could flood me with information, photos and impressions I would smile for weeks.
09-04-2015 08:16 PM
Re: Daydream Yacht Info

I believe this thread has the lowest message density of any topic in these forums.
09-04-2015 07:53 PM
David McFall
Re: Daydream

Originally Posted by DaydreamingCat View Post
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 :-)
Catriona Fletcher
Hello Catriona,
Yes, the original Daydream is in Lake Macquarie on the central coast north of Sydney. As a matter of fact, I placed a deposit on her yesterday to purchase and start a program of restoration and conservation. What a coincidence!
I would value highly any original photos that you may be able to send me,or copies thereof.
She has a great history and deserves a new life,I feel. I am sure you would agree!
I am a 'Pom' from Cornwall and later Isle Of Wight and would love to have a chat with you.

Best regards,

David McFall
The Maritime Model Museum.
02-23-2015 07:38 PM
Re: Daydream Yacht Info

I too Have just bought a daydream 28 sight unseen. I would love some information on the design. My one needs some TLC and I know nothing about it.
The photos I looked at of it tell me it is a nice looking design and will be beautiful when cleaned up.
12-18-2012 06:36 AM
Re: Daydream Yacht Info

hi i know this is an old thread but people are wondering about a fiberglass daydream well she does exist and i am the proud new owner for the past six months she is beeing refitted and has a hull of 10mm fiberglass i will be happy to answer any questions and show anyone around her
09-21-2012 05:48 AM
john Van Wirdum
Re: Daydream Yacht Info

Hi Mates re Daydream Yacts I am lucky enough to own the original Daydream built in 1955 I have all the plans specis etc. and welcome any one interested in this lovely boat .. it really is a dream to sail and I can provide Pics and info .. Regards John Van Wirdum Australia 0400232880
02-18-2012 07:35 AM
beermonster I am doing up a Daydream built Jan 26 1962, named Carinya, I am re sheathing her and giving her a real birthday, she is in queensland, Gold coast.
11-04-2011 10:20 PM
Originally Posted by berniebourke View Post
i have a daydream yatch in new is 28' gop bowsprint i believe it came over from australia.what woulld you like to know?
Hi. I have just bought a daydream in NZ and in the process of renovating. I am looking for anyone that has a daydream boat in Auckland or Whangarei that I could come and have a look at for ideas.
07-25-2011 03:01 AM
r.austin G'day Chris, If you're still on this forum

I sail a Daydream out of Melbourne, and have plans.

What do you want to know?

No you can't have my plans :P

You could try all the old shipyards in Melbourne and see if anyone still has plans. Mine was built somewhere in Sandringham in the 60s.

If you're worried about carry-on luggage, the obvious solution is to sail it home

05-15-2011 09:22 AM
edmondschris Hi I have just come across the Daydream design and am interested in any plans or sketches etc that are available. There something infinitely charming about the boat I have seen here in North Haven, which is for sale, but I am only in Australia for a short while and don't think I can get the real boat in as hand luggage. I would be nterested in exploring the possibility of a UK build but would like to know more about the design before going further.

Many thanks

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