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Old 03-08-2017, 04:30 AM   #1
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Hi everyone!
I have recently taken ownership of a 1978 34 foot Clipper trawler in Australia. (Called CHB in other areas, as it came from the Chung Hwa yard in Taiwan).
It is a very unique layout and I have not seen or heard of any others like it in Australia. It is a sedan style, but has no walk around decks. The Rear saloon is full width and has a very large upper deck.
It has been in the family since 1997 but has recently started showing its age and signs of all of the common issues with these boats, and in need of a restoration.
Needs a lot of repairs to decks, rot in front cabin and rear walls etc.
I plan on doing a blog type thing with plenty of photos along the way for interest of others.
Has anyone seen this model before or know someone that has one?
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Old 03-08-2017, 05:38 AM   #2
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Hi Tim, and welcome to the forum. Good to see another Aussie member.

Yes, I have the original of that vessel, only mine is 1975 vintage and is one of the then quite rare sedan versions, whereas most back them were aft or tri-cabins. However, it looks like yours has been extensively modified by taking the cabin out to the full width, and raising the front part of the superstructure to form what amounts to a pilothouse version. It also looks like they have extended the saloon rearwards, which has reduced the cockpit somewhat by the looks, so it is now about the area of the cockpit on the Clipper 30..?

Interesting. I doubt it came from Chung Hwa like that. I would be fairly sure it is an after market conversion. I guess it makes it very roomy inside, but does not having the side decks create issues or are you happy with that arrangement. At least being a timber superstructure, repairs for things like rot are not that difficult. Certainly worth doing if you like the boat, or even to sell.
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Welcome to the forum! Sounds like you have lots of projects ahead.

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Old 03-08-2017, 08:54 AM   #4
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Welcome aboard, any more pictures of your boat (ext & int).

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Looks very similar to this Marine Trader 34 RPH.
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I was gonna say what Harry said. Back in my earlier years I was doing exhaustive research of boats in the mid 30s that had some room in them. I always came upon that Marine Trader 34 RPH and thought it was a pretty damn neat boat. I am willing to bet that is likely the same boat.
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Thanks guys

Thanks everyone. I am surely a proud owner. Peter it is definitely a yard built boat as it seems to be the same as the photo Harry posted. That is the first time I have seen another like it. It has all of the same lines, timberwork, carved murals etc as other Chung hwa builds, ford lehman 120 and all identical light fittings, decks and window trims as all of the other sedan and tri-cabin modles. Harry do you have any more photos of that one?
I love not having walk around decks as they are only used 1% of time you are onboard, whereas a wide cabin and upper deck space are what makes it so large. It is easy to walk through to the rear cockpit from the pilot house.
The only thing that would be nice is a slightly larger rear deck/cockpit area.
Baker did you have any more photos/info on them? I was told these are super rare and they only made about 10 of them.
I will get some more photos for you all shortly.
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Ah well, I'm used to accepting one can still learn a new thing every day, and this is one of them. I had never seen a version like that before, I must say, and I am fairly familiar with the whole Chung Hwa range. Maybe they were a made to order variation..? Anyway...yes...looks like a very roomy boat, and as you say, one can do without the side decks without too much trouble, although those who have then love them, but the shortish cockpit is the only downside. I'd love to see a stern angle view, like in my avatar pic, to see how they managed the access to the upper deck. And interior views of course, when convenient.
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Old 03-08-2017, 09:57 PM   #10
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Welcome aboard 34Clipper! Where in Broken Bay/Hawkesbury was that pic taken?
There is/was a somewhat similar boat at Brooklyn Marina. It was for sale, called Honeymoon, but in French, "Miele de Lune", or similar.
You must have good living space. Reminds me of the American Tug and Nordic Tugs we see on TF. Where is the boat kept?
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Thanks bruceK

That photo was taken at berowra waters. It sure does have a large rear open plan cabin space, raised pilothouse and from there forward is identical to all other 34s.
Peter B, yes I was assuming it may be a made to order shape too. Looking at the log books It was originally in Birkenhead point Marina back in the 80s. Here is a view from the rear. I'll try and dig up some photos of inside. Most photos i have are full of people!
There is a sedan style for sale at the moment just like yours in pitwater.
One thing it also has a lot of is fuel. 1200L of diesel and 600L of fresh water spread over 6 tanks. Not sure if that is normal but Jeez that's a lot of fuel.
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Arrrr Berowra Waters I know her very well she is broad nice boat. I was on the marina till last week I'm now boat less Did you move ?Where are you moored now ?
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Yes Gaston, good ol berowra. I'm still there, just out on a mooring. Had the boat in the same spot for 20 years now. (Well my dad has until now)
Hope your staying in the boating scene.
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Yes Gaston, good ol berowra. I'm still there, just out on a mooring. Had the boat in the same spot for 20 years now. (Well my dad has until now)
Hope your staying in the boating scene.

LOL silly me I just remembered your dad
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Here's a few more pics. This boat was for sale on CL last month but is no longer there. I have seen 2 or 3 for sale over the years, but they are definitely rare.
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Gotta love a pilothouse. Unique boat. Good luck with it.
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Wow thanks Harry!
Looking closer, it is the same overall shape, but still so many differences. Mine has different side steps, teak trims underneath the front windscreen, a curved section behind the rear window, and the interior is completely different. I will hopefully have photos tonight for you to see.
Thanks again, it would be nice to find out how many of these were made, and how many are still out there. I'm fascinated.
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Here`s the boat I had in mind in post 10. Used Cheoy Lee 36 Motor Yacht for Sale | Boats For Sale | Yachthub.
It`s a Cheoy Lee, 36 ft, got the name wrong too, but close. The similarities are there. Nice boat to look at from the dock.
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That's quite funny. I'm long time friends with the people who own that boat, never knew it was for sale. Lovely boat too!
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That's quite funny. I'm long time friends with the people who own that boat, never knew it was for sale. Lovely boat too!
It came onto Brooklyn Marina in about 2007 when we were there on a swing mooring, caught my eye. We returned to Brooklyn, different marina, in 2015. Saw it recently when I was there getting some shipwright work done at the Marina by Greg Lowe, their excellent resident shipwright.
Do you know if it started life built like that?
Odd, just tried to view the ad to check something. Yachthub says it has been deleted; if so, it happened today.
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