|Huon pine sloop built in 1910 and listed on the Australian Register of Historic Vessels. "Pandora" is an absolute classic of Tasmanian boat-building with an impeccable pedigree but she is no museum piece. Instead she is a much-loved, maintained and regularly raced member of the family and is reluctantly offered for sale by vendors moving overseas. Upgrades over the years have been sensibly done so Pandora is easy to handle and relatively simple to maintain. She has her own website and you can read about Tasmanian One Designs on Wikipedia: https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Tasmanian_One_Design.
See Remarks for a history of Pandora and visit her website at Special Presentations for more vintage photos.
||32' 11" - 10.03m|
|Keel / Ballast
||Charlie Lucas of Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania|
||Timber 22mm Huon pine planking on blackwood and spotted gum frames. See Remarks.|
||16mm Huon pine and plywood|
||Volvo 2 cyl. Diesel 3000 series.
3-bladed bronze propellor.
Crusing speed: 6 kts.
||Engine box in cabin easily removed for access.|
||70 litres -1 x stainless steel|
||40 litres - portable PVC|
||8 foot plywood, pram-style dinghy|
||Mainsail cover with lazyjacks|
||Open foc'stle with huon pine folding leaf table and raised huon pine hatch. Saloon has settee berths both sides with port berth extending to a quarter berth. Starboard aft is the galley comprising a two burner metho stove, sink and stowage. The engine box is offset to starboard and aft with the companionway leading to the aft cockpit.|
||Manual marine toilet in forepeak.|
||2 burner metho stove.
||Danforth plough with 30m chain cable.
Spare Danforth fluke with 15m chain.
Muir manual anchor winch.
||2 x 12 volt bilge pumps (one auto, one manual switch)
1 x manual bilge pump
Various life jackets
First aid kit
||2 x 12V marine batteries|
GME 27 Meg.
GME stereo, CD Disk and MP3 Player.
||2 x main sails; spinnaker, furling headsail, various other head sails.
Full main sail cover with lazy jacks.
|Mast / Rigging
||Aluminium mast with 1 x 19 stainless steel standing rigging, timber boom, timber and aluminium spinnaker poles, timber bowsprit and synthetic running rigging. Spars and rigging are all in excellent condition.|
||Pandora is a One Design class vessel which has been altered by giving her a raised deck fwd., a low trunk cabin and an altered rig. The vessel was built by Charlie Lucas of Battery Point Hobart in 1910 side by side with the Weene (Originally named Spindrift), Canobie, Curlew, Gannett, Vanity, and Pilgrim. All one design class and launched in 1910/11. From the book Those that Survive " By their second season the One-Designers owners were fully competent in the handling of their new boats and they virtually monopolised racing for the next three to four years. In the Regattas they raced in their own class until 1919 when they combined with other similar yachts from the 1st Class Division". It is said that although "One Design" classes such as Dragons, Derwents etc are familiar now, in 1910 the concept was so revolutionary that the new fleet wasn't given a name but called simply the one-design class. Pandora was racing regularly into the 1980's and still races within the twilight series in Kettering.
Pandora was originally commissioned by a Mr David Barclay, Jnr (killed in action 1916); then owned by E. Barclay till 1919 when W. Young purchased her till the 1930's. She has had a number of local owners since that time, creating a local history, and is held in fond esteem.
Pandora has been registered on the Australian Register of Historic Vessels since 2008.
Construction: Timber carvel round bilge
Frames: 37mm x 22mm @ 250mm - Blackwood steamed
Sistered Frames:(1993) 40 mm x 25 - spotted gum
Beams: 50mm x 45mm @ 300mm - Hardwood sawn
Stringers: 60mm x 50mm - Oregon bilge and deck shelf
Bulkhead: Celery top - 1 partial non watertight
Planking: 22mm Huon pine
Decking:16mm Huon pine and plywood