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Title: Help with early wooden hull identification
Post by: murch on May 15, 2019, 21:31:00 PM
I have just inherited the remains of my families old jet boat. I am hoping to build a replica wooden hull with the old parts. I have attached a family photo of the boat (and old family) with the hope someone maybe able to identify the hull type. The boat was solid wood construction not glass. It had a Chinock jet unit that was built in 1963, and powered with a Zepher 6 cylinder. It was about 15-16 ft long.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks Henry
Title: Re: Help with early wooden hull identification
Post by: Matthewf/Norbert/TuiDog on May 16, 2019, 18:33:59 PM
wish i was an adult in those great times!  O0 B))T
(i'm not an adult now...)
Title: Re: Help with early wooden hull identification
Post by: daveb on May 16, 2019, 20:43:41 PM
Looks like a Carl Augustin(Auckland designer) it aint a Hartley or a Pelin..Bob Carline would know ? Aucklander and top bloke, many years opf experience with jet boats.
 
Title: Re: Help with early wooden hull identification
Post by: murch on May 16, 2019, 21:35:44 PM
Hi Dave, how would I get hold of Bob? Did Carl Augustine design many jet boats?
This is all great information. I will get there in the end....thank you.
Please keep guesses coming I will try all avenues.
Title: Re: Help with early wooden hull identification
Post by: murch on May 19, 2019, 16:52:50 PM
These are the wooden hull possibilities I have come across. Please if anyone else has any suggestions let me know.

Mahan Craft
Hamilton jet 50
Jack Cropp Design
Carl Augustine Design
Jomo Craft
Hartley
Pelin

Thank you
Henry
Title: Re: Help with early wooden hull identification
Post by: daveb on May 19, 2019, 19:23:27 PM
Bobs contact can be found in membership in JBA mag, northern districts
Title: Re: Help with early wooden hull identification
Post by: CHINOOK on May 19, 2019, 20:05:59 PM
Hi, THIS HULL LOOKS LIKE A JET 50. I HAVE SENT YOU A PM.

I CAN SUPPLY PHOTOS OF JET 5O BOATS EARLY TO MID  SIXTIES.

REGARDS ROGER MILLER 0276520987
Title: Re: Help with early wooden hull identification
Post by: jbnz on May 20, 2019, 13:43:06 PM
Hi
If you get in touch with me I can give you Bob Carline's contact details.
Regards
Steve
JBNZ Admin Manager
0276418814
Title: Re: Help with early wooden hull identification
Post by: murch on May 24, 2019, 08:13:13 AM
Here are some more pictures to to help identify the hull
Title: Re: Help with early wooden hull identification
Post by: murch on May 27, 2019, 09:14:03 AM
After a few discussions with various people and Hamilton Jet, we have discovered that this hull was one of 4 plywood jet 50 hulls built at Irishman Creek before they built the fibreglass jet 50 in Chch. Hamilton Jet still have one so I shall be taking measurements from it to build a replica. Thank you for peoples help.
Henry