December 24th, 2004
Terry O'Shea and Jack Dearden are each building their own F-41s only a few miles apart, and located in an area midway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Both should be completed and launched in the first half of 2005.
From the outside neither has shown much sign of progress the last year, with all the work going mostly into the interiors, but these are now in the final stages, and both boats were almost ready for the final paint at time of the latest photos (early December).
Terry O'Shea's F-41 is being built by Grant Butler (with Terry helping) at Stapylton, Queensland.
Earlier in 2004, with owner Terry and Denise O'Shea and family (Terry second from right),
The swing up outboard bracket on Terry's F-41 - the first to use this
Jack and Marlene Dearden's F-41, being built at Carbrook, Qld., and also
Earlier in 2004 - actual weight (measured by four load cells) at this stage (with inboards)
Starboard head and bathroom area - shower further forward. Jack has chosen