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How he Bought a 1968 Binks Flying Dutchman for 50$ and He Renovated it

Meet John; based in Melbourne, Australia, John bought a 1968 Binks Flying Dutchman for $50 with a full set of sails and trailer included.  The only problem was that this boat needed some major repairs structurally and more than a few licks of paint!

The Binks Flying Dutchman takes its name from the well-known myth of the legendary ghost ship that forever sails the ocean.  In fact, it’s probably safe to say that this boat looked like it had been floating around Davey Jones’ Locker!

So with that in mind, John passed the batten to his son Owen and with his supervision, his son began working on the boat. John claims his son had never used power tools let alone hand tools before.  Since the project began he has replaced the transom and centreboard as well as other sections and is still working hard on it today.

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One Comment

  1. Hello Louis
    I noticed your article dated 30/3/2017 about John and Owen restoring a 1968 Binks flying dutchman.
    I live near Melbourne and have a 1967 Binks Flying dutchman that I am restoring. My boat is in original condition
    having been in storage for forty years. Could you pass my details to them so that we may be able to
    be of help to each other.

    Cheers Case

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