• 5:00 am in the workshop - no-one there except the boats and me....

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  • 'First Mate' sailing close-hauled under the hand of David Lillistone. The rig is the 76sq.ft. balance lug option...

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  • 17'1-1/2" 'Periwinkle' with me at the helm on launching day - a very special time...

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  • My 'Little Egret' double-ended Sharpie - in design terms, a true labour of love...

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  • The very first 'Phoenix III' built - Paul Hernes' 'Willy Wagtail' photographed at dawn...

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  • 'Periwinkle' at rest on launching day, Lake Wivenhoe, Queensland, Australia...

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  • Phil Bolger 'Hope' - hull lines by Phil Bolger - lapstrake construction plan and cuddy by Ross Lillistone.

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  • Dan Taylor's 'Phoenix III' sailing in the Pacific North-West, USA...

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  • 'First Mate' at dusk - resting after participating in a rescue mission on her launching day!

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  • Phil Bolger's 'Harbinger' Catboat, nearing completion in my Wynnum workshop. Strip/diagonal construction - much labour!

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  • 'Phoenix III' tacking away from a Joel White 'Pooduck Skiff' - herself a wonderful design...

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  • 'Flint' on launching day. A successful combination of Oar, Power, and Sail...

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  • A 'First Mate' close to completion, photographed outside my workshop with our home in the background...

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A PASSION FOR WOODEN BOATS

Designing, Building, Writing. Access the heart, knowledge and skills of Australian wooden boat builder and designer, Ross Lillistone.

Several videos added to bottom of existing video listing - see link below. All Galleries now contain images - more will be added as time allows, and gradually I will attach explanatory captions to the images.