Blackfish

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BLACKFISH

Today’s woody has no name but was built to a set of plans, labelled ‘Blackwood’, ex the USA  ‘The Rudder’ magazine, refer below blueprints. It appears that her designer was A. Mason.
She was built in 1960 using kauri carvel planking & last year was re-corked & painted.
At nearly 23′ & with that hull shape, her 35hp diesel would push her along nicely.
Looking below everything just seems to proportionally fit & there is even a double berth, a rarity on a motorboat of this size.

While she would be a great over nighter anywhere, I can just see her on Lake Rotoiti, helped also by a 1’11” draft. Thanks to Ian McDonald for the trademe heads up.

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4 thoughts on “Blackfish

  1. Little typo there; the plans are labelled “Blackfish”. I’ve seen the design before – am a great fan of Al Mason’s. I know that big standing top is more practical for general usage, but it does tend to spoil the look of that pretty hull.
    Had a look around that big Mason when she was nearly complete at Salthouses – had to leave before my drooling caused rot 🙂

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