Ross Lillistone - Bayside Wooden Boats. July 2015
Brought up in a household full of classic text books relating to boat building and design, and having helped his father build a significant number of boats, Ross Lillistone has maintained a passionate interest in the design, construction, rigging and use of classic boats – small and not-so-small.
His qualifications include Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, allowing Ross to follow his passion and also establish his business in the world of small boat construction and, more recently, design.
“ I’m really happy to recommend WEST SYSTEM products because of my personal faith in their performance and quality, based on my own use since first purchasing a 24 ltr kit back in about 1980. In addition, I think that the WEST SYSTEM documentation is the best available, and I push its use regularly.”
Tony Harman: Cambridge, Tasmania. February 23 2012
" Since you ran ATL ads featuring Masquerade a few years ago, we have continued to improve our racing performance.
We won the Launceston to Hobart yacht race as you can see via the links in the email below. We added an asymmetric kite to our wardrobe plus a couple of new headsails which have made a difference, plus after several years we know the boat well and are sailing faster.
We also took Masquerade to Victoria at the end of January and raced in the Festival of Sails regatta (Geelong Race Week). We raced in Performance Series Division 1 and finished 6th overall AMS and 5th overall EHC.
The journey across Bass Strait and return tested the boat well and she handled it no problem (including hitting 18.3 knots with only a double reefed main!).
We have really tested your products with our offshore sailing including several hard slogs to windward and can happily say that the hull is as sound as the day it was launched.
Denman Marine specialising in either traditionally built, or modern composite, wooden boat construction had WEST SYSTEM products, and boats built with WEST SYSTEM on display at the 2011 Australian Wooden Boat Festival.
Principal Andrew Denman said " I have been using WEST SYSTEM products since 1990 and love it, so I am more than happy to push the product when people ask."
One of Andrew's recent builds is the Caledonia Yawl, designed by Iain Oughtred, a large, versatile and eye-catching double-ender with a breath-taking shear.