Andrew Randell: The 48 year boat building project
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We talk with Andrew Randell about a sail boat building project his father started in 1963 that came to a standstill when tragedy struck his family while on holiday in 1966. 36 years later Andrew rescues the partly built sailing yacht that had steadily deteriorated over almost 4 decades and he starts a 7 year mission to complete what his father had started.

For a guy that had never built a boat before, let alone sailed one, its a great story of what can be achieved when you are determined and focused. As a result of Andrews fine craftsmanship he was awarded the Hal Harper Award by the New South Wales Wooden Boat Association in 2011 for his demonstration of wooden boat building skills and the preservation of historical wooden sailing boats.

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