Originally built by the current shipwright owner, "Tallerk" has been lovingly maintained ever since. This big, beamy centre cockpit ketch was designed by John Pugh (design is a Currawong Mk II) and is robust enough to go anywhere. Although basically equipped she has a large volume and a light, bright interior with a double master cabin aft and a second cabin forward. The central saloon has the galley, a dinette, chart table and a settee. Auxilliary power is a Thornycroft 4 cylinder 32 hp diesel with only around 600 hours use, serviced April 2018. There is a full suite of sails, mostly unused. Everywhere you look on this boat is squeaky clean and corrosion free, even the engine room. She is a credit to the proud owners.
"Tallerk" was last slipped April 2018 for full recoat, including masts. Regular divers have checked and cleaned her since.
NB Engine cooling system recently over-hauled and new toilet fitted. Regular maintenance regime continued.
Gippsland Region Lakes Entrance VIC
40' 0" - 12.20m
Keel / Ballast
Three quarter box keel 12" wide at base
Thornycroft 4 cylinder diesel
3 blade bronze prop
2 tanks of 100 gal each
Double aft cabin, single cabin forward
3 - 5
"U" shaped galley with manual pumps to sink
Optimus kero stove
Manual marine toilet
2 x large Danforth with manual heavy duty windlass