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Vessel Number: HV000308
Date: 1942
Designer: Bott
Builder: Bott
Previous Owner:
Vessel Dimensions: 7.92 m x 7.31 m x 2.74 m x 0.46 m (26 ft x 24 ft x 9 ft x 1.5 ft)
Classification:Vessels and fittings
ELEANORE is a sixty year old example of the net boats used for over a century on the Gippsland Lakes in Victoria for commercial and later recreational fishing. The net boats are distinct to this area and share some common proportions. The double-ended or canoe stern which is one unusual feature of ELEANORE's design is in contrast to the usual transom stern shape.
DescriptionThe 7.9m long carvel planked vessel was built by Bott, a builder from nearby Sale, Victoria and is believed to have been named DAWN when launched in 1942. The craft includes the deeply curved sheerline, plumb stem, low freeboard and shallow draft which were features of the netboats. It was used to fish for bream and flathead with the registered number KT105, and was a well known fishing boat from Paynesville for many years.

ELEANORE originally carried a gaff rig along with its inboard motor, currently a small diesel engine. ELEANORE is no longer used for commercial fishing, and the current owner has repaired and restored the craft for private recreational use, whilst maintaining its original configuration and structure.
Vessel Details
Current status:floating
Current status:operational
Deck layout:open/foredeck
Deck material and construction:wood/fibreglass
Hand propulsion/steering mechanism:tiller
Hull material and construction:carvelcarvel-planked
Hull material and construction:timber
Hull shape:canoe stern/double endedDE
Hull shape:monohull
Hull shape:plumb stemvertical stem
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:pivoting centreboardswing board
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:transom rudder
Motor propulsion:diesel
Motor propulsion:inboard
Rig type:other
Additional Titles

Previous title: Dawn

Primary title: Eleanore

Alternate Numbers

Vessel Registration Number: ME 148

Previous Number: KT 105

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