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Boat Builds

The vast majority of Hartley TS 16’s have been home built in them is garage or shed out of plywood and timber. Over 1600 boats of been registered most were built in the three decades since the first one was built in 1964 when the ABC created television show showing people how to build a boat in the backyard and they chose the Hartley TS 16 as an example.  This video is still available from the ABC just ring up the ABC product section and ask the black-and-white documentary on how to build your own trailer Sailer produced in the 1960s. Those who buy plans this is a good idea as it provides a very detailed example of the Hartley being built from scratch in plywood and timber.