SKIFFO's first run

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SKIFFO's first run

Postby Greg » 24 Oct 2019, 22:01

Paul Siddall's new Ron Johnson built skiff made its debut last Sunday,

Here are a few pics of the spectacular looking boat on the day

Photos taken by Jeff Thompson

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Re: SKIFFO's first run

Postby WoodRay » 24 Oct 2019, 22:22

Nice job!

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Re: SKIFFO's first run

Postby Alan » 24 Oct 2019, 22:25

Was looking forward to a pic of Skiffo running

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Re: SKIFFO's first run

Postby Wildwoody1 » 25 Oct 2019, 10:20

Perfect replica of the period , built by a Craftsman of the highest calibre.

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Re: SKIFFO's first run

Postby coddo » 25 Oct 2019, 20:53

Paul, absolutely beautiful!!! I believe that Ron Johnson assisted in the building of my 20ft. skiff "Carrol Lee", now Raider. I only hope that i can achieve a fraction of the quality of workmanship that Ron, and i guess yourself have achieve with Skiffo. Great job!!

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Re: SKIFFO's first run

Postby Paul SA » 26 Oct 2019, 11:14

coddo, I know your boat I saw it at rons years ago before he fixed it and have seen it after he did it and he is a rare breed the boat is fantastic to drive and so far no crazy faults looking forward to seeing yours back in the water. How far away are you with it

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Re: SKIFFO's first run

Postby coddo » 27 Oct 2019, 20:26

Paul, unfortunately when Ken Warby repainted the deck (Everingham red,black,and white pinstriping) they sanded a couple of places too deep and went through the top veneer. I am at a loss as to whether to spot repair these places, or to completely redeck it and clearcoat it as it should be. I don't know if we can still buy decent quality ply that has good grain quality?? I have reconditioned and reassembled the engine ( blown chev bigblock crate) accept for the heads, which are also completely rebuilt, but waiting for correct length pushrods. Unfortunately, we have just sold our house in Brisbane and moved to Hervey Bay, so the skiff has taken a lesser priority until the new house is built, but i'm real keen to get it going soon!!

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Re: SKIFFO's first run

Postby Darren » 27 Oct 2019, 22:00

Spectacular Mate! testament to yourself and Ron Johnson.

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