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12 Day Rd
Rockingham, WA, 6168
Australia

0423 284502

With over 20 years experience in wooden boat building and repair Tony O'Connor is pleased to discuss any aspect of Wooden boat construction mast and spar construction and repair as well as outfitting boats of all construction methods with boat owners in Perth Western Australia.

Tony is  also available to cut CNC parts to order for customers.

Tony is also delighted to be the Australian builder for Francois Viviers gaff yawl Jewell design and is the authorised  supplier of cnc kits for Jewell ,and will be happy to supply complete or partial  kits for other Vivier designs to  costumers requirements

 

Videos

We're launching our new boat Fontana, a Jewell design from Francois Vivier. Fontana was built by O'Connor Wooden Boats www.oconnorwoodenboats.com who also supply cnc kits for Jewell and all other Francois Vivier designs. We are joined by friends from www.gaffrigsailinginwa.org The launch went well and everyone was very impressed with how well the boat sailed.

Short first video of first sea trial of naval cadet boat 

New cnc cutting 15mm sheet for naval cadet boat.

This is the first sail on Fontana, a Jewell design from Francois Vivier. We were pleasantly surprised just how fast she was even before we had fully tuned the sails. The wind was very gusty so we were cautious and used the first reef.

A short video of us doing a capsize test with our Caledonia Yawl, the boat lay over quite high because of her reserve buoyancy which was good and righted very easily. The delay was to allow the crew time to swim around to the other side to see how to right the boat.

Below is my cnc machine cutting scarfs for a Goat Island Skiff, the cnc files are supplied by Clint Chase, Clint's nc scarfs are 3 dimensional as opposed to the Francois Vivier scarfs  shown being assembled in the following video.

A short video showing how I fit the cnc plank scarf. The pointy bits get a light sanding and then the hook part has to be fitted. i use a dremmel , for these 6mm scarfs it only takes a few seconds to fit.

O'Connor Wooden Boats. Unit 4, 12 Day rd. East Rockingham. 6168 Western Australia. Phone 08 95921826. 

Mobile 0423 284502

early sail on Fontana, tuning the sails.