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Tia Maria

 

                                                                                               

                                                                                        Tia Maria is an early 1960's Lewis runabout.

                                                                                        The boat was obtained as a project by owner Mick McCardle in 2013

                                                                                        Mick collected the boat from Dubbo in NSW and brought it home to South Australia for restoration

                                                                                        The boat was found to be in excellent original condition, not requiring any major plank work and even
                                                                                        the original African mahogany deck proved good enough to retain

                                                                                        The 17 footer is pushed along by a very healthy 327 Chev and proved to be a very quick boat

                                                                                        Tia Maria made its debut at the 2014 Goolwa Aquafest

 

 

 

 

Tia Maria was beautifully presented
 

   

 

The original African mahogany deck was able to be retained
 

 

Classic clinker transom
 

 

At the 2014 Goolwa Aquafest
 

 

Again at Goolwa, participating in some "spirited" demonstrations
 

 

Tia Maria proved to be a very quick boat
 

 

And spectacular as well
 

 

A crowd favourite at the 2014 Goolwa Aquatic Club Aquafest