Classic Australian Wooden Power Boats


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Prolific boat restorer Ken Lemin spotted some potential when he saw Joint Venture offered for sale


The late 60's midmount was a Gill hull, but was looking particularly tired


Joint Venture was fitted with a Holden 202 ci 6 cylinder, that just didn't quite suit the boat


The boat was recognised by a previous owner who raced it in the 80's, running a rearmount Holden 253 ci V8 (photo Jeff Thompson)



Ken took the boat home, sourced a 253 and another gearbox and got to work





After several months, the boat emerged from the shed. Renamed its original name RASCALA, the boat has taken pride of place within Ken's ever increasing fleet