Thursday, 5 April 2012

random: JACK EDDY




love this one, a beautiful example with an interesting past.



16 comments:

  1. Clinker with pale green deck plus white GT stripe, was a Virgin boat stored at Docklands . She was sold in the last 2yrs and fitted out, i don't know he she's been wet yet. A Glass Boat.

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  2. Yes,did you know Ron,the original owner?Apparently very involved with vintage speedway and the boat just sat since new.I would love to know more about Jack Eddy.Not enough is documented about these pioneer speed boat builders.Big fan of these Eddy's and had a couple of friends with them over the years(one an early twin cockpit).Great aussie boats!

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    1. Hi. I own a 60's bondwood clinker and I am trying to track down its make. It looks similar in shape to these Jack Eddys and has the same reverse plank direction on the bottom section of the hull. Could i send in some pics?

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    2. G'day,yes! please send in those pics.Surely one of the guru's that frequent the site will know something about your boat....I would also recommend you visit the good people at the C.A.W.P.A website if you hav'nt already....a great wealth of wooden boat knowledge there.

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  3. Can you tell me more about the Green & White jack Eddie shown above

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  4. related to previous comment
    I recently purchased this boat (Green and white Jack Eddie)and i wanted to know if you have more information on its past

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  5. Sorry,I dont know anything about HN485 if thats the one were talking about other than that she's beautiful.Please send in some more shots of her if you get the chance.

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  6. That's the one i am talking about, she looks just as good in real life as in the pictures :-), very happy with the purchase.
    Ok thanks anyway, i might sign up

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  7. Just brought an eddy...currently bringing it back to new.
    Brought it as it was the style and shape I learnt to ski behind.
    Was in Vic now lives in Qld

    P.s Great web site

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  8. Congrats on your purchase,cool that its sentimental too.I also skied behind one a few time in my younger years and have a real soft spot for them.I only wish I knew more about Jack Eddy and his operations.Make sure you send in some pics when you get the chance,would love to check her out....p.s.cheers for the encouraging words :-)

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  9. Hi,I recently purchased what i now believe might be a early JACK EDDY as it has the crazy reverse planks at the bottom,it is a late 60's if they were made that early style.It runs a holden 202,and planning a full resto

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  10. Hi All
    I too have just purchased myself a what seems to be a Jack Eddie, has the same pointed curves on the Transom as all the Eddie's seem to have the same thing. She is currently un named all fibreglass boat, i got must of the bits for her when i got it. Just about to do a full reno on it, poor girl hasn't seen a lot of love over the last number of years with both the first and second bulkheads removed, dash falling appart, the inner edge of the inwale has been gut away, the deck has bumps and dips in it. Other than these things she is still solid after almost 40 years. If anyone has some pics of the inside of their boats i relaay need them as i have nothing to go on for how anything used to look.

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  11. maxallan@bigpond.com27 May 2015 at 20:44

    I bought a hull & deck from Jack eddy in 1970, fitted it out with a valiant slant 6 engine and used it for four years before selling it to a guy in Kyabram in Victoria. It was a great boat and taught my kids and a lot of others to ski.
    Colour was a deep purple. Would love to know where it ended up. Jack was a great guy, a real tradesman but did drink a bit to much. I had many visits to Jack when he was half under of a night.

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  12. i knew jack well we were the best of mates, i worked with him at Ansair building buses he was my boss, he taught my father how to build timber boats back in the 50,s he was a great guy

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  13. i knew jack well we were the best of mates, i worked with him at Ansair building buses he was my boss, he taught my father how to build timber boats back in the 50,s he was a great guy

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  14. I have 0ne to and doing full resto atm

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