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4 Weeks Ago 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

11-23-2010 04:53 AM
hjvandermoaler hi ,i have just joined and i have many fond memories of Peter Fletcher as a friend and as a for tyhe daydream this delightful little yacht was designed by Ken Watts last known living on the NSW central coast.
a fibreglass version was being build ,with a raised topside ,nothing like the various timber /plywood ones around.
04-29-2010 07:43 AM
Foxsj 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...
02-16-2010 07:10 AM
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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