Friday, 29 November 2013
WOW! A huge round of applause for Leon. This beautiful Cec Quilkey built ski runabout with a souped Dodge 6 was his Dads little lady back in the day. Got to love these golden pics, just wait until you see the rest of the treasures from his magic album ...absolutely amazing!
Monday, 25 November 2013
Aussie Skiboats member Joe is reluctantly offering these two classics for sale. Ramsay Lynx runs a trusty Holden 6, and the Belvedere 15 "NOTORIOUS" has a cool Valiant slant 6 under the hatch. Grab yourself a bargain and get out on the water this summer. Hit these links or contact Joe by clicking on his member tile (top right hand corner of this page).
Ramsay >> http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Clinker-Ski-Boat-71-Ramsay-Lynx-/261335442166?pt=AU_Boats&hash=item3cd8ce62f6&_uhb=1
Belvedere 15 >> http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Clinker-Ski-Boat-Belvedere-15-/261335425726?pt=AU_Boats&hash=item3cd8ce22be&_uhb=1
Thursday, 21 November 2013
I now believe it IS possible to improve on perfection. Lyndon and Sarah show us how with their truly amazing 1960 Seacraft that we first took a look at back in February 2012. "TOUCH WOOD" is all ready for this summer and sure to drop jaws wherever she goes. That Grey motor is a work of art. Great job gang, she's so beautiful!!!
Take a squiz at this masterpiece in her former glory >>> aussieskiboats.blogspot.touch-wood.
Monday, 18 November 2013
Inboards beware! Dean's got himself more than a handful thanks to the one hundred and seventy five horses harnessed to the back of his cracking little Stiletto ...that's a lotta sauce for such a small serve of chips! Impressive speeds have already been recorded, yet Dean is playing around with prop pitches in an attempt to gain an even stronger gallop.Keep an eye out for them chine walking across good old Eppalock ...you've been warned ;)
Nugget's sweet Ski Sport is on the block. Sad to lose one of our flock but hoping the new owner finds us and she remains on our register. Poor fellas a bit upset about parting ways with the old girl but will still be hitting the water this summer in his cool Glastron whenever possible.
ebay >> ebay.com.1967-Filam-Ski-Sport-Excellent-Condition
gumtree >> gumtree.com.1967-filam-ski-sport-vintage-classic
Sunday, 17 November 2013
Ron's all set for a crackin season. We took a look at this ripper Juddcraft Hammerhead late last year tipping there'd be some improvements thrown her way before long. Her 350 heart has seen a full rebuild and detail since then. Ron has also rebuilt the dog box and fitted a new skeg bush and log seal to the deserving steed.
You've gotta love the lines of these unique Hammerheads. It's believed Barry Judd set out to create the ultimate cross between a clinker and an SK ...hit the nail right on the head, beautiful boats!
Have a closer look at this green gem >> aussieskiboats.blogspot-juddcraft-hammerhead ...and keep an eye out for a random Hammerhead post soon ;) Cheers for sharing Ron.
Thursday, 14 November 2013
Five founding members of the Western Ski Club brought this beautiful Ramsay Impala pictured above brand spanking new. Her 308 and velvet drive along with the extra length the Impala offered made her somewhat top of the range in her day. These 5 fellas (hence the name) skiied all year round with her usually on Lake Eppalock, were the club is situated, and of course the mighty Murray. Some years later the son of one of these gents took the helm and treated her to a nice spruce up. Quintette was then sold to a friend of his who later sold her again. The original owners lost track of her after that ....That is until now :) Thanks to some detective work from my good self and champion ASB'er Andrew (also a Western Ski Club member).
Current custodians Paul, his old man & two bro's (yes, thats almost 5 :) are credited for taking very good care of the old girl and were rapt to learn of her history ...her name makes a little more sense now. Paul & Co have put plenty of great work into the old girl and they've reaped the rewards. As can be seen in the pics she's still soldiering on providing kicks out on Victoria's better ski haunts and looking an absolute treat. There is also a couple more plans in store in readiness for this season. Onya Paul, thanks for sharing her with us and putting a smile on a few dials :)
Nice new trim job is the most recent addition to "QUINTETTE"
A huge thanks to Andrew who is no stranger to ASB regulars (check out the 'Raging Album) and of course Paul and the Western Ski Club for providing these great shots of this very special lady. Stay tuned for more from this bunch of great blokes.
Ramsay owners FB page >> https://www.facebook.com/ramsay.boats?fref=ts
All Ramsay owners are encouraged to attend the next big RAMSAY SKI BOATS SOCIAL DAY if at all possible ...come celebrate the legend >> https://www.facebook.com/events/248183218664575/ ...more prompts and info for this ripper event soon ;)