|Location of Boat||Port Fairy|
|Owner’s Name||John Ardlie|
Fished Port Phillip then Lorne.
Worked 1962-1976 by Doug & Geoff Tune for couta, abalone,long lining for school and gummy shark & held a 16 pot cray licence.
Geoff changed her name from SALLY to TUNA to accord with his nickname.
The licence was later sold to another boat operator and then TUNA taken to Portland.
She was saved from destruction and repaired and restored in the 1990’s to top sailing order.
She sailed from Portland to Port Fairy in Dec 2005 on change of ownership.
(She was owned by Rod Dunn for a while)
Another version of her History:
Built in Queenscliffe and fished from Lorne pier for many years. was owned by the Nortons, and then Dave Harris and was named Sally till 1962, when bought by Doug Tune.
Changed the name to TUNA in 1962 and was used to fish for crayfish, shark and Couta.
Had many exciting trips and near sinkings around the coast, believe it travelled to Tasmania fishing on occaisions.
Bought by ‘Shorty Tull in Torquay in 1976, and ended up in Portland.
Bought by John Ardlie in 2005, refurbished and has been at Port Fairy since then.
Photos go here
Boat Measurement in Detail
|FWD (Fwd Mastface Fwd Stem)||TBA|
|AFT (Aft Mast Aft Transom)||TBA|
|BOBSTAY to waterline||TBA|
|Sails||LP (Luff perpendicular)||TBA|
|Ballast||Ballast Weight Iron||500kg|