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6 minutes ago, harrytom said:

you talking about trademe "rudolfshack"  jason??

Bloody legend …every boat he sells he’s giving up sailing to take up , hang gliding , motorcycling , bigger boat , smaller boat etc etc 

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12 minutes ago, Ex Machina said:

Bloody legend …every boat he sells he’s giving up sailing to take up , hang gliding , motorcycling , bigger boat , smaller boat etc etc 

Too right, a man of action :) 

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14 hours ago, ex Elly said:

There were around 150 Trackers built. Some wood, some fibreglass, some home built. But yes, Craddock would have built most of the fibreglass ones.

 

Most glass Trackers were built by Phil Wilson who was in partnership with Alan Wright. 

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41 minutes ago, marinheiro said:

Most glass Trackers were built by Phil Wilson who was in partnership with Alan Wright. 

I didn't know that. Phil Wilson definitely built the first Tracker, which was wood.

 

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1 hour ago, ex Elly said:

I didn't know that. Phil Wilson definitely built the first Tracker, which was wood.

 

that would have been the plug, from the days when they used to build a real boat as the plug, not carve it out from a hunk of foam.

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I had a look thru my old magazine collection, being a hoarder archivist of old boating magazines. There was a writeup in Sea Spray Feb 75 on the Tracker.

GRP hull & decks were moulded by Sandglass Productions, fitout by Pacific Line Yachts (who did the marketing, I believe Wright and Wilson were involved here but now not 100% sure, maybe more details in the book "Wrighty") with a Marine Cabinet Makers pre-fab interior.

You could get Hull & Decks mouldings for $4,280 or Phil Wilson would sell you a timber frame pack for $625!

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As per marinhero there were a bunch sold as hull and deck packages and then 'built' by randoms... not sure on the provenance of the one mentioned in the OP though.

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On 21/02/2022 at 11:28 AM, marinheiro said:

Most glass Trackers were built by Phil Wilson who was in partnership with Alan Wright. 

I think you mean most of the wooden boats were built by Phil Wilson, many of these were sold as kitset frame packs, he never built glass Trackers. Glass Hulls from 1975 to approx mid 80 were moulded by Sandglass productions and finished by Mike Bentley and Malcom Booth's company Pacific Line Yachts. Craddock didn't get involved until mid 1980's. 

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4 hours ago, Muzza said:

I think you mean most of the wooden boats were built by Phil Wilson, many of these were sold as kitset frame packs, he never built glass Trackers. Glass Hulls from 1975 to approx mid 80 were moulded by Sandglass productions and finished by Mike Bentley and Malcom Booth's company Pacific Line Yachts. Craddock didn't get involved until mid 1980's. 

see my follow up post 22 Feb above...

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