Rebecca C113

Sail Number C113
Location of Boat Wynyard
Owner’s Name Jonathan Dempsey
Built Year Approx 1946
Builder Murray Griffiths (Port Sorrell Tasmania)

History

Built just after the war by Murray and his Dad, she was originally an open couta boat but was later “raised up” by two planks and had had a small forrard cabin added.  After a small “event” when she broke free of her mooring in Coles bay and landed on the rocks, she had her garboards replaced as well.  Rebecca was used for fishing initially for couta, and later cray and scalefish, and did not actually become a “pleasure boat till 1989 or so.  Murray is now approaching 90yrs , but still “gets out”to see the “old Rebecca” when I take her up to Port Sorrell (I still keep a mooring there as it is Rebecca’s spiritual home, and a good overnight trip from Wynyard in the old girl)

For those Melbournites, Murray owned and fished with the”Patsy” which is now proudly displayed in the forcourt of the Melbourne museum for many years.  He is a man who knows how to work these old couta boats, and let me tell you, he sure as hell knew how to build them.  The Rebecca is still going strong, but is now showing her age cosmetically I’m afraid.

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Photos

C113 Rebecca

C113 Rebecca

Boat Measurement in Detail

C113
Hull LOA 24′
FWD (Fwd Mastface Fwd Stem) TBA
AFT (Aft Mast Aft Transom) TBA
BOBSTAY to waterline TBA
FORE FOOT TBA
DRAFT AFT TBA
Sails LP (Luff perpendicular) TBA
JIB TBA
MAIN TBA
Ballast Ballast Weight – Bags of cement 400kg
Engine Yanmar 7hp
Compliant YES