1940s race boat

We pulled this old girl out of a shed in Ngakuta bay in the sounds she is 18ft x 5ft late 1940s was told she was built in Dunedin ??. she is all kauri. She is very lightly built with canvis covered decks planks are all 1/2″-12.5mm thick frames are all 5/8-16mm thick, Seam battens on all planks and under decks are all copper rivited frames are Brass screw fastened with 1/8th 3mm iron brackets to brace the chine joint and one bolt on the verticl frame into chine rail. deck frameing has 1/8th- 3mm iron brackets holding some framing members in place rudder is iron. shaft is stainless steel with a thrust bearing mounted on the inboard end shaft is stepped at the bearing and a iron bracket supports it on engine beds she would have been direct drive she has two shaft holes forward one is oldist. aft shaft hole has been hacked in very ruffly done looks like she had a re-power and had to shift the shaft aft to accomodate new motor

Wanted to compleat this project

Kauri Planks 8×1 for planking and frames

Flathead V8 or flathead or straight 6 with or without gearbox

Windscreen hardware crome center and side brackets

Rudder is transom hung we are missing the steering pulleys that mounted on each side of the transom to guide the cables on to the rudder arm

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