Carol-Lee

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coddo
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Carol-Lee

Postby coddo » 25 Jul 2020, 11:04

Hi everyone, after moving house and relocating to Hervey Bay, i am finally back on track with the repairs and restoration of Carol-Lee (now Raider). For the time being i am leaving her in the colours that Ken Warby painted it. The deck is not in real good shape, but for the purpose of getting it back in the water, it will do for now. New deck later on will be in Carol-Lee colours. I need to know if anyone has a Lewis Race Boat Name Plate (1969/70 vintage). I would also like to talk to Ron Johnson about this skiff. If i could have his contact details, that would be very much appreciated. Cheers, Coddo. P.S. When i learn how to post some photos i will.

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Chivs
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Re: Carol-Lee

Postby Chivs » 26 Jul 2020, 10:49

Ahoy and welcome Coddo! The name plates are hard to obtain unless you get a boat with it, suffice to say expect to pay $$$ if you can get one. I am currently based on the Sunshine Coast and regularly go to Hervey Bay so if your interested I could catch up with you next time I am up?
Good luck with restoration, cheers

coddo
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Re: Carol-Lee

Postby coddo » 26 Jul 2020, 14:21

Thanks Chivs. Would love to meet up with you next time your up here. I'm retired so basically any time would be good. Cheers.

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Darren
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Re: Carol-Lee

Postby Darren » 26 Jul 2020, 22:27

Yes welcome Coddo!
It's great that boat has returned to Australia. Ron Johnson is based in Huskisson NSW and still working on timber clinkers.
Seems ideal both you and Chivs are retired and are virtually neighbours.
So when you're with Chivs get him to call me and I'll give you the contact details for Ron.
Please consider joining CAWPBA, if you haven't already, there is a wealth of knowledge within the club.
Cheers
Darren

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Re: Carol-Lee

Postby rayza1 » 27 Jul 2020, 17:28

How hard would it be to do repro's on Lewis i'd plates, has anyone tried? Looking forward to seeing some progress pics coddo

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Greg
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Re: Carol-Lee

Postby Greg » 27 Jul 2020, 20:56

They have been done before Ray, with great expense. The other issue is that there were a few different designs over the years, so you would have to work out which one suited you boat (if you wanted to be really fussy).

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Re: Carol-Lee

Postby coddo » 28 Jul 2020, 20:24

Hi everyone, hopefully??? the CEO(wife), has been able to post some photos of Carol-Lee (Raider). Still a way to go, as i am rebuilding/restoring each and every mechanical component as i go. That way, hopefully, when she finally hits the water again everything will work as they should. Cheers.
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bootlegger
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Re: Carol-Lee

Postby bootlegger » 18 Sep 2020, 23:51

Can't wait to see this one in the water.

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Darren
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Re: Carol-Lee

Postby Darren » 19 Sep 2020, 11:18

Yeah, I can't wait to see a few "big bangers" on the water


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