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OLD-SCHOOL CARIBBEAN REBUILD

OLD-SCHOOL CARIBBEAN REBUILD

Lack of experience or budget didn’t slow the Palumbo brothers down. After three years, their Invader is finally finished and the boys are already ankle-deep in fish blood and cray legs.     How’s life on the WA coast? We’re only 5km from the coast and it’s a...
VEITCH FOR VICTORY

VEITCH FOR VICTORY

Veitch Boats has all the hallmarks of boat-building success. A steady stream of boats is rolling out the door, with a nine-month waiting list. The factory floor is full of bustling builders and apprentices, smart investors with expansion plans, plus a growing list of...
PART 7) FITTIN’ THE FOURFIE

PART 7) FITTIN’ THE FOURFIE

The Nub-Tub is finally ready for the fit-out phase. We take her to the experts at Johnson Bros Marine who say, “We’ve never seen anyone want to fit this much shit to a 4.5m boat in our lives.” Trav and his cohort of contractors have slogged away on the base for three...
PART 5) THE NUB TUB GETS A NEW FLOOR

PART 5) THE NUB TUB GETS A NEW FLOOR

The Nub Tub gets a flash new glass-encrusted Thermo-Lite floor.  The Captain has a declaration to make to all future Whitepointer owners. The 445F project boat known as Nub Tub , sitting in the Whitepointer factory in Cann River among the eucalypts is not the reason...
PART 4) BENEATH THE NUB TUB’S SURFACE

PART 4) BENEATH THE NUB TUB’S SURFACE

Time to rip and strip Nub Tub, the Captain’s Haines Hunter 445F back to bare bones before building her back up to survey class, courtesy of Erick Hyland from Whitepointer glass boats in Cann River, Victoria. Erick shares his version of events…     The...