|Location of Boat||Sorrento|
|Owner’s Name||Peter Clarke|
Locke purchased Mitch Lacco’s business in Queenscliff when the Lacco’s moved back to Rosebud. Rita was built at Queenscliff for Billy Chidgey who used her for Couta and Cray fishing from Queenscliff to Torquay. Later used in SA off Robe, Port McDonald and Kingston. Found in 1979 laid up in a backyard in Kingston, SA where she had lain for seven years. Restored for Denis Wilkins by Port Melbourne boat builder Charlie Strong. Hull is of Kauri. She was redecked in Celery top pine and the Kelvin petrol engine was replaced by a modern diesel.
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Line honours in the Port Melbourne Regatta 1981 1st Williamstown Cup (Mornington) 1987
Boat Measurement in Detail
|Hull||LOA||26′ 5 3/4″|
|FWD (Fwd Mastface Fwd Stem)||8′ 5 3/4″|
|AFT (Aft Mast Aft Transom)||17′ 7″|
|BOBSTAY to waterline||5″|
|DRAFT AFT||3′ 5″|
|Sails||LP (Luff perpendicular)||15′ 11 3/4″|