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On 1 November 2013 08:06, Andrew Cohen wrote:

Hello Mori

One of the Wooden Boat Association members and my good friend Max Wilson is desperately trying to sell his Jones 26ft fishing boat over the last 12 months. She is over 100 years old and probably should be on an historic register as a fine example of early fishing craft still sailing. If Max can't sell her soon he will have to (shock horror) cut her up as he is finally retiring soon and running out of time due to relocating to Mt Gambier and traveling between there and Mornington is exhausting.

Can we help Max and EMU?

Max Wilson has provided the following particulars of the Emu:

EMU is a traditional early 1900’s fishing boat built by Jones in Williamstown Vic and is over 100 years old!

LOD 20ft 6.2m
Bowsprit 6ft 1.8m
LOA 26ft 8m
Beam 8ft 3in 2.5m
Draft 2ft 10in 0.86m

She is constructed with NZ Kauri, carvel planked on hardwood ribs with a Jarrah keel. The deck is 5/8" plywood Canvas/celastic covered.

Traditional 2 berth cabin with lockers, cupboards and beneath deck storage.

EMU has Oregon mast and spars with stainless wire rigging. She comes equipped with 3 headsails and 1 mainsail.

Her Lister twin cylinder aircooled diesel was recently reconditioned to as new.

EMU has been extensively restored by the current owner who has owned the boat for 30 years. She is currently on water at Mornington Yacht Club

To make contact with Max Wilson please contact Mori Flapan by email.

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