• 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.

Shop menus under-construction. It will be several days before items associated with the Shop drop-down menu are listed, but progress is being made. In addition, expect to see more on the "Designs" page soon. I've got a lot of content to come, but at the moment I have to concentrate on finishing building and alteration jobs. Soon, the website and blog will come strongly to life!