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Old 28-05-2009, 17:39   #1
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Greetings from Melbourne (Australia)

Hello community and thanks for inviting me in. I found the site looking for info on the 140kg load around my neck called a Bukh diesel. Nice engine shame about the outrageous cost of spares. $70 for an oil seal -found one for $9, thermostat $170, on to one for $30 and on it goes.
My boat: almost finished restroration of a Lorne couta boat that is a high-peaked gaff rigged fishing boat used off the southern coast in the first half of the last century. A half-decked boat not particularly suited for cruising.
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Old 29-05-2009, 03:43   #2
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A warm welcome from Perth from an ex Bukh owner - it can only be described as a love / hate relationship.
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Old 29-05-2009, 03:47   #3
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Hi there Clive from overseas - Hobart! Welcome to the forum.
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Old 29-05-2009, 04:32   #4
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Hi Clive, is it a Laco boat?

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Old 08-06-2009, 23:31   #6
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No Jim, It's a Higgs Bros built in Geelong. Been told it's the only one they got right. Another builder reckons it's a Peter Locke based on the fill planks in the stern on the reverse curve. 1/2 inch oregon on 1/2 inch jarrah frames. Been at it eight years just the motor and jibbom to go.
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No Jim, It's a Higgs Bros built in Geelong. Been told it's the only one they got right. Another builder reckons it's a Peter Locke based on the fill planks in the stern on the reverse curve. 1/2 inch oregon on 1/2 inch jarrah frames. Been at it eight years just the motor and jibbom to go.
Well done Clive , you will really have a sence of achievment when sailing or steaming along in that old girl. Great stuff.

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