View Full Version : Deagon Slipway, Brisban, and their latest restoration

06-17-2010, 06:35 AM
I went up to Brisbane today to buy a few cans of red lead (which is very rare here in Oz) and met Peter Kerr who's yard it is. A very nice fella and very helpful and ready with advice for my H28 restoration. While I was there he showed me over "Vanity", a stunning huon pine gaffer that he has just finished restoring (for a client in Tasmania I think). He has done a lovely job, (though I didn't get back for any interior photos)


The cabin sides and front are one full uninterupted length of huon pine curved the full radius:




Looking back at the yard:


Peter's own Tassie Seabird "Pagan" in for a refit


more to come:

06-17-2010, 06:42 AM
The other end of Pagan:


This is another of Peter's own yachts in the yard awaiting restoration, also another huon pine hull:





And this is a clipping that he had about her tucked away in his office:


Unfortunately I couldn't stay long enough with another meeting to go to and Peter had work to do, but I will definately have to get back up and spend some more time talking with him. A very knowledgeable and interesting fellow indeed.

06-17-2010, 06:44 AM
Greg , did you happen to see any fishing boats there ?.
Regards Rob J.

06-17-2010, 06:47 AM
I would have loved to have a poke around there, what great looking place to work.

06-17-2010, 06:51 AM
Greg , did you happen to see any fishing boats there ?.
Regards Rob J.

No Rob, but he's chasing up the one that I mentioned yesterday, we talked about it again while I was there and he's going to get me some details when he gets a bit of time to catch his breath. It sounds like they'd been putting in some big hours to get Vanity ready for the Vintage Yacht Regatta last weekend (which I wasn't aware of - doh! http://www.qcyc.com.au/go/Sailing/VintageYachtRegatta.aspx )

06-17-2010, 06:54 AM
It is a great place, I bought a bit of red lead from Peter too .A great little yard , the kind of place that is all too rare now .

Thanks for the photos Greg .

06-17-2010, 06:59 AM
Anywhere by the water tends to be stainless steel and glitz these days. I was up Fingal way very briefly today and got to stare distantly to where one day Redwing will hopefully sit on a mooring...for spells between sailing.

06-17-2010, 01:31 PM
Thanks for the look.