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« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2007, 06:17:23 PM »

I'll be 51 this year Cry
I guess that means it's half over already?

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« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2007, 07:05:37 PM »

Hi Boatleg

Welcome from me, Great read. I think you will fit right in with us mad classic boat lovers  Cheesy.

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« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2007, 10:17:17 PM »

Boatleg,
Would love to see the brochure for the caribbean commodore as I have recently found 1 but shes missing her hardtop and has been modified in other areas, dont know if shes a deluxe so could you post both versions when you get a chance. Also need to name her any suggestions anyone?
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« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2007, 05:17:41 PM »

Hi Roofer

Welcome, I have always loved Aquaholic as a boat name  Grin

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« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2007, 08:48:53 PM »

Roofer,
Sorry for the late reply. I hope this can still be of help.
My understanding is that the Deluxe version had a lock up cabin. If he hardtop has been removed this will be the telltale. If the cabin bulkhead has been removed then the moulded sink and stove cavity will also determine if she was a Deluxe or not.
Also had two hull models. Earlier hull shows a distinctive crease about a third of the way up the side from the chine running the length of the boat. Later hull sports a deeper 'V' and no crease.
If still wanted I can upload the brochure images.
Let me know.
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« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2008, 07:28:56 PM »

There isn't too much information about Hans Tholstrup's circumnavigation around Australia. However, it was in a Caribbean Cougar 17.5' with a Mercury 80HP and it took him 76 days. International Marine in Scoresby built the boat, what is now called Caribbean. I have a 76 model and just finished refurbishing it. Regards, Ben.terry@associatedmarine.com.au


In the 60s I remember someone travelled from the Australian mainland to Tasmania in I think a Mouldcraft with maybe twin West Bend outboards.
Also Hans Tholstrup circumnavigated Australia in a 16ft Outboard runabout. I remember seeing this boat at the boatshow back then. Was it a Caribbean? Does anyone have any more info on historic Outboard journeys in Australia? I'm sure there must be a plethera of information in old boating magazines.
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« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2008, 11:40:41 AM »

Welcome aboard
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Where abouts do you live?
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« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2008, 05:10:49 PM »

Hi David,
Do you know anything about a Mouldcraft that was prepared to travel from the Australian mainland to Tassie in the 1950s, a left hand drive model, 15ft, with a Mercury engine fitted? It had the sponsoring fuel company's stickers on the deck and a reverse angle water deflector windscreen fitted, but it never happened. The boat was later sold off without the engine. Someone out there must know about it. That's the story I've been told anyway.
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« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2008, 09:52:52 PM »

In the 60s I remember someone travelled from the Australian mainland to Tasmania in I think a Mouldcraft with maybe twin West Bend outboards.

Hi Mark,
This quote is from the first post on this topic. I haven't heard any more, but I think I remember it was part of the moldcraft promotion. Did I see it on one of their brochures? I wonder. I thought it was Westbends prior to them being Merc dealers. They gave Merc the flick for Johnson as they told me in 1966 that Johno's were better in salt.

Anyway I'd sure like to know more if anyone has some info.
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« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2008, 09:49:51 AM »

A 1961 BP advertisement
Top left Newcastle to Sydney  (Len Sheltrum)

Bottom left Brisbane to Sydney (EricBligh/Gearge Kaddatz)

Tasmania to Melbourne (Clive Caporn/Noel Miller)

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« Reply #25 on: June 12, 2008, 07:14:06 PM »

Neil, Can you make out the brand of the donks on the Caporn?
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« Reply #26 on: June 12, 2008, 08:26:28 PM »

Dave, if you left click on the image, it will increase in size. Then left click on the new size, it will increase in size again!
For my money they look like a pair of Westbends.

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« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2008, 08:50:39 AM »

Hi David
They look like Westbends .
Also blown up original which I was going to post under your Caporn item.

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« Reply #28 on: June 13, 2008, 09:18:12 AM »

The original is obviously small however I can decipher  down the port side vessel name as LINDA
TAS-MELB.  Caporn Miller
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« Reply #29 on: June 13, 2008, 12:59:37 PM »

Thanks Neil and Guy, The new scan has confirmed it.
My memory was correct in that I remember a Tassie trip with two Westbends, but I thought ithe boat was a Mouldcraft.
Another tick for Clive Caporn.
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