Mystery Location & Woody

Woody Clinker motorboat

Mystery Location & Woody

The very pretty wooden clinker motorboat above comes to us via Lew Redwood’s fb page.
Baden Pascoe has commented that she is obviously professionally built and has a ‘lovely lay of planks’.
So folks – todays question can anyone tell us the location of the photo?, which hopefully will help ID the builder.
First to correctly tell us the location wins a WW t-shirt ,  entry via email or in the comments section. Only one issue , the shirt will have to be a biggie , or you can wait till the next print run, I’m sold out to anything below 2XL 🙂

24 thoughts on “Mystery Location & Woody

  1. Looking more closely the big A is more likely to be A grade mechanic so could well be Europa or multi brand as they were back then..

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  2. The second car in line is a 1939 Ford V8 Standard, so it is probably after the war..

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  3. Around 1937 ? looks like a 37 Studebaker president, ( 7 along) Plate on the Austin? (no 1) looks 37. 1937 Briggs and Stratton HM (marine engine ?)

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  4. Actually looks a lot like beach road in front of the station hotel looking south towards Parnell but I don’t know why a boat would be there?

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  5. I couldn’t read it either. The first word looked like “Capital”. The last two were clearly “Service Station”. Capital Service Station was in Jervois Quay but was Europa. Fanshawe Street looked right in many ways but the buildings in the direction of the Ferry Buildings were just too tall.

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  6. THE ATLANTIC SERVICE STATION IN THE BACKGROUND IS A DEAD GIVEAWAY, I JUST CANT READ THE FIRST WORD ON THE VERRANDA. ………. SERVICE STATION

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  7. Not in Thames, very few buildings like that. No buildings around A & G Prices like , I know I worked there.

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  8. Having the advantage of seeing the photo in a larger format, my thoughts are its FTC, Wyndam St. If look across the Road & down there is what appears to be a pub on the corner (Wyndam & Albert St)
    But I have recently been to Thames several times & the photo could be there.
    So I’ll email the photo to HDK & Cameron P and let them decide 🙂
    Alan H

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  9. Looks like a 12footer my father used to build, the breakwater is done the same way,. I can’t see the amount of tumblehome but he always designed a good freeboard into his boats, I think he used to supply Farmers with them.

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  10. Too curved for Customs St ,,,,,,,,and for Wyndham St where Farmers were. I’ve come round to Fosters on the Fanshawe Street frontage. Someone ask John Street??

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  11. Looks like my Grandfather Sonny Mason’s converted X class that we used to fishing in from Stanley Bay . Built by Sam Mason & Sonny.

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  12. Definitely not outside Fosters unless all the streets have shrunk, I believe outside John Burns on Customs street.

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  13. Agreed Briggs & Stratton. Norman was similar at a distance but usually in the middle of the side of the petrol tank.

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  14. I think it’s outside Farmers’ boat department in Hobson St but Baden could be right and it’s outside the Wolfe St entrance to Fosters looking towards Hobson St., seems a little wide though. Could be a Couldrey and a Norman engine if it’s Farmers.

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  15. Outside Fosters front door. Detailing and plank runs identical to our 8′ Coultard rowing dinghy.

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