April 1st, 2005
Terry O'Shea's F-41 near Brisbane (Australia), and being built by Grant Butler, is now only a few months away from launching.
Being built at Stapylton, the exterior is now fully painted, and fitting out is proceeding well.
Terry's F-41 is the first to have the pivot style retractable outboards, as shown in the following sequence
When up, motor is high and well protected behind bracket and fairing
Pivoting down and in operating position, where motor head remains well protected.
Electric actuator can be seen in photo at right. This allows lighter manual tilt motors to be used.
Yet another superbly built and finished boat