Monthly Archives: July 2015

Kookaburra Restoration

Kookaburra is an iconic speedboat which was a prominent sight on Sydney Harbour during the 1950's and 60's.  She is now under the care of the Sydney Heritage Fleet and is currently being restored by a dedicated team of volunteers under the watchful and extremely experienced eye of Alan Stannard.  The hull has been sealed…
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Sorting Out Osmosis the Correct Way

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Phil’s ‘Mutual Attraction’

A bit about Phil: At 13 Phil wanted to build a boat and at 50 he met Margo who asked "what's stopping you?" So Phil, who is not a boat builder,started with a piece of coachwood he'd kept for 30yrs, a 1962 Pelin plan & an idea to launch on his 65th birthday. He spent…
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Model Bleriot Plane

Recently (July 2014) the centenary of the first air mail delivery in Australia was celebrated. It commemorated a flight from Melbourne to Sydney in a Bleriot plane brought to Australia to show off the wonders of flight. A feature of the flight displays was aerobatics. The Australian Aviation Museum at Bankstown was involved and commissioned…
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