Skiff launch in Western Australia

posted Feb 2, 2020, 2:46 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Feb 2, 2020, 2:48 PM ]
Jane Johnson passed on the following:

'Thanks for your email & interest in our skiffs. 

We are in the early planning stages of the launching celebrations other than to say the skiff builders have committed to completing them ready for launching on the 26th April in a location known as Colour Patch which is at the mouth of the Blackwood River in Augusta (hard to miss) – it’ll probably be mid to late morning & is the Sunday of the Anzac Day long weekend. – We’ll keep you update with proceedings. 


It’s amazing how this boat building exercise has developed broad community interest reaching far & wide – we run a visitors book at the shed & other than the 30 odd boat building coming & going, we’ve had some 200 plus visitors. 


The attached photo was taken a week ago – we’ve substituted a lot of the supplied ‘Hoop Pine’ with reclaimed Oregon and introduced local timbers for thwarts etc - sheoak in particular. 


I’m not a Face Book person but there is one running if you are so inclined - Augusta Community Rowing that others are regularly posting ‘stuff’. 


Bill Perry'

If you are wondering where Augusta is see map below:

  Photo from Bill Perry