Classic Australian Wooden Power Boats


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NAIAD is a 13' skiff that was built in the early 70's by its owner/driver
The boat was raced extensively throughout NSW in the 1970's
NAIAD still holds an Australian speed record for its class
The little skiff still runs its original Ford Cortina 1500 cc engine
Some engine details are:

* Dry sump

* Lotus rods, pistons and cam
* Triumph Herald distributor (modified to twin points)
* Big valves with BSA Goldstar springs and retainers
* Twin Webbers.


NAIAD has not run for over a couple of decades now and awaits restoration