Friday, 14 September 2012

random; MAVERICK








12 comments:

  1. Hey everyone, does anyone have any information on the Maverick Ski Boat? we recently purchased one which is white and burgundy (same pattern as the top one) and a mate purchased one as well.

    If anyone has some history that would be great

    Regards

    Regan

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  2. did Maverick Marine of Corowa make these in the old days ??? they have been in business forever, their now making Stephens boats. just a stab in the dark.
    ....cool boats (maverick), i love their funky shape. please send in shots of yours if you ever get the chance mate, two would look awesome side by side :-).
    cheers. Ron

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  3. From what i have been told a guy by the name of Paul Williams from Ulladulla made them (only ever 20 made) i have seen the Maverick Marine of Corowas website and i thought the same but not sure. were just putting the engine back together after a rebuild so hopefully on the weekend we will have it in the water so i will grab some pics of it.

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  4. Hello everyone. I have one of these boats in the same colours as the top photo. Surely there were more than 20 made of these? The old 308 still keeps going despite the hard life it has from us! Cheers.

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  5. Yes I'm sure there was many more made than that, I'd have at least 40 or 50 in my files so far. Very cool looking boats, would love to take a look at yours if you ever get the chance. Great to hear from you, regards. Ron

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  6. Hi Ron,

    No problems I'll upload some photos of it one day soon. Would love to restore this boat to its former glory one day when time permits. It's such a great little boat and we've had miles of fun in it over the years. Love the way it turns. Cheers!

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  7. Maverick Ski Boats were built by Fred Williams. The hull was based on a successful Lewis and the deck was a very clever and advanced design.for the day. Initial turning problems were overcome with a longer cav plate. Williams also built a larger boat of American design which was a successful as a ski race boat. The Maverick was given an American name to tie it in with the other model.

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  8. I owned a Maverick back in the early 80's with Chev 327 mid mount. Great boat that put a great wash and was comfortable to be in all day. Sold it to a guy in Cowra and saw it again about 3 years after I had sold it up at Wyangala Dam. The turning issues referred to were real. A mate had one in the mid 70's and put it nose first into a bank at Cattai when it lost steerage dropping skiiers back to beach. It just turned right and went straight in on an arcing left turn. My sister lost her t front teeth in that little episode when she whiplashed into the windscreen. My boat had the larger cav plate and I never suffered any handling issues even in tight river locations. Enjoy the boat and hope you get/got to restore it. I would love to get a good one and do the same now as a nostagia project.

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  9. Hi.
    I also have just bought a maverick clinker hull with a 308 in it.
    Just wondering how long is the larger cab plate that apparently corrects bad turning?
    And do you know rough numbers of these hills made?
    Regards
    Jason.

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  10. Maverick ski boats were built by Replas Australia In Marigold St Revesby Sydney back in the 70's. Bob Horton was the owners name. Inboard Australia had the front unit of the factory owned by Ken Tilling where the boats were fitted out with steering, engine ect. I purchased a Maverick from these people brand new.

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  11. Fred Williams built them, great Skier and built a few different designs.
    Look up his name it’s all there. Still don’t know the numbers but I think it’s in the hundreds.

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    1. At some stage Maverick ski boats could have been built by Williams, this I don't know, but in 1972 I brought my Maverick from Replas a fiberglass factory that built mavericks & Concorde boats. The engine ect. Was fitted in the front unit of the factory run by Ken Tilling.

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