Classic Australian Wooden Power Boats


Reader's Boats






FF SURE is a 17' Lewis racing skiff.

It was built in 1965 for new owner H J (Jimmy) Smith, who intended on breaking the 100 mph speed barrier with the boat




In a 1967 attempt, the boat achieved 92 mph running a fuel injected
283 ci V8


The boat was raced as COBRA at one time during its race career


The boat was obtained in its COBRA livery by Dave Pagano in the mid 1990's and during its restoration, the original name of FF SURE was discovered under the paintwork


The boat was repainted as FF SURE and has been a regular around the classic boat scene since


FF SURE currently runs a 350 Chev