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by Chivs
16 Nov 2010, 11:20
Forum: Main Room
Topic: A Tasmanian experience
Replies: 538
Views: 125154

Re: A Tasmanian experience

This photo shows the Leo Eugene (Tomboy) safely tied up and still floating in Hobart after an epic trip from Cygnet.
by Chivs
16 Nov 2010, 11:11
Forum: Main Room
Topic: A Tasmanian experience
Replies: 538
Views: 125154

Re: A Tasmanian experience

Should be able to attach photos now? This one is Tomboy tied to the Cattle Jetty at the Hobart Regatta grounds in the late 1950's ready to race!
by Chivs
14 Nov 2010, 13:30
Forum: Main Room
Topic: A Tasmanian experience
Replies: 538
Views: 125154

Re: A Tasmanian experience

Will try and attach the photo again, my dad (Laurie Chivers) was racing boats at the time and fell in love with the Tomboy. He bought it off the Elliots in 1962 and raced it in Motor Yacht Club events and various regattas. In 1972 dad sold Tomboy, we moved to Melbourne and back then she was still ke...
by Chivs
14 Nov 2010, 12:48
Forum: Main Room
Topic: A Tasmanian experience
Replies: 538
Views: 125154

Re: A Tasmanian experience

Looks like the second photo didn't attach, will try again. The Tomboy is 25 foot long and just over 6 foot at widest point of her beam. The Elliot's had real problems keeping water out of Tomboy due to her diagonal planked bottom and being left on a mooring. They later replaced the bottom with 3 inc...
by Chivs
14 Nov 2010, 12:37
Forum: Main Room
Topic: A Tasmanian experience
Replies: 538
Views: 125154

Re: A Tasmanian experience

Brief history of Tomboy as I have been told by former owner, Doug Elliot and my father (a previous owner). Tomboy was built in NSW around 1932-34 and later transported to Tasmania by Arthur Drysdale. A cabin was put on Tomboy to transport passengers from Wrest Point (where the Hobart Casino is locat...
by Chivs
14 Nov 2010, 12:22
Forum: Main Room
Topic: A Tasmanian experience
Replies: 538
Views: 125154

A Tasmanian experience

Ahoy all! Been a member for a couple of years and travelled to Narrandera twice! If you have not made the annual trip but love wooden power boats, you have no idea what you are missing. With the boats come the fantanstic owners who are only to happy to take you for a run in their pride and joy. It i...
by Chivs
11 Nov 2010, 10:24
Forum: Get Togethers and Events
Topic: Yarrawonga
Replies: 36
Views: 10017

Re: Yarrawonga

Ahoy there from sunny Tasmania, no longer a browser! Hey Dave it would be worth the trip and cost if the House has a table tennis table, unfortunately i did not get to challenge you at Narrandera! Re your plans for Australia Day, if there a site re info on what happening etc, I am toying with the id...

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