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Couta Boat

Name of Boat

Royal

Owner's Name

Tim Ryan 

Boat Location

Portsea 

Registration No.

 

Sail No.

C24 

Dimensions

Feet & Inches  Outside of stem to outside of transom

Overall Length

 

Maximum Draft

 

Maximum Beam

 

Centreplate Case Length

 

Construction

Planking
Structure
Framing

Carvel Clinker
Open 1/2 Cabin Cabin

Rig

Gaff Lug

Ballast

Weight

 

Material

 

Engine

Make

 

Horsepower

 

Heritage

Built

1924 

Builder

Mitch Lacco 

Designer

Mitch Lacco 

History

Built by Mitch Lacco on the order of Mr Ferrier as a gift for his son Val on his 21st birthday (hence reference to the "Val Royal"). Val and his brother Bill fished from the Royal for more than 40 years following which the boat was sold and converted to a houseboat. The Ferriers fished for couta out the heads and up at Rosebud for large snapper. M. Ferrier senior manned the South Channel Pile light. living with the family on the pile light structure off Rye.
 

Race Record

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