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Couta Boat

Name of Boat

Rita

Owner's Name

Peter Clarke  

Boat Location

Portsea 

Registration No.

 

Sail No.

C30 

Dimensions

Feet & Inches  Outside of stem to outside of transom

Overall Length

26' 6" 

Maximum Draft

 

Maximum Beam

 

Centreplate Case Length

 

Construction

Planking
Structure
Framing

Carvel Clinker
Open 1/2 Cabin Cabin

Rig

Gaff Lug

Ballast

Weight

 

Material

 Lead ingots 

Engine

Make

 Yanmar 

Horsepower

 27 

Heritage

Built

1926 

Builder

Peter Locke  

Designer

Peter Locke 

History

Locke purchased Mitch Lacco’s business in Queenscliff when the Lacco's moved back to Rosebud. Rita was built at Queenscliff for Billy Chidgey who used her for Couta and Cray fishing from Queenscliff to Torquay. Later used in SA off Robe, Port McDonald and Kingston. Found in 1979 laid up in a backyard in Kingston, SA where she had lain for seven years. Restored for Denis Wilkins by Port Melbourne boat builder Charlie Strong. Hull is of Kauri. She was redecked in Celery top pine and the Kelvin petrol engine was replaced by a modern diesel.
 

Race Record

Line honours in the Port Melbourne Regatta 1981 1st Williamstown Cup (Mornington) 1987
 

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