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Postby Guest on Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:47 pm

Does any one know of a company or individual who produces a kit with all the bits and pieces to make a sabre.

I notice that they have them for the mirror overseas and was wondering if there was any chance someone local did it for the sabre.

Thanks for your help.
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Postby Mike Simpson on Wed Nov 30, 2005 2:33 pm

James Frecheville & Tim Heaney in Paynesville are looking at this. You might ring them and see where the project stands.

(03) 5156 7085

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Postby frecheboat on Sun Dec 11, 2005 8:34 pm

Hi Guys, just logged on after my first sail in a sabre for 11 years.
A fleet of 12 boats in 15 knots on the Gippsland Lakes just can't be beat. Just like the Nationals of 1994/5.

My business partner Tim Heaney is currently building a boat and plans to run a boatbuilding school next winter. We already have 6 committed to more sabres on the water.

We will be offering kits and will be able to price them once we have built a boat. Idea is for a ply pack, a timber kit (laminates extra), spar and rigging kit. Tim knows sabres well and was a bit of a fast boy in the mid 80's. Look out. Regards, James (Sabre 90)
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Postby GuestMember on Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:24 pm

How have you been going with this project.

Have you had a chance to get an estimated price together.

Also if you were running a school on how to build a Sabre, would you be able to record some of the process on video. It may be a great aid to support the building notes and would help with sale of the kits.

Just a thought.
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Postby Ryan kirk - Skinny - 1546 on Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:21 pm

Hi all,

My father has just brought the sabre kit from Frecheville & Heaney boats. We are very pleased with the kits. The following link contains all the pricing information or ring James on 03 51567085 during buisness hours.

http://www.fhboats.com.au/Sabre%20sailing%20dingy.htm
199 Days To The Nationals... Yippee :D :P :twisted: :P :D
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Postby GuestMember on Wed Jun 14, 2006 10:03 pm

Those kits look really good.

Would be interested about the average time to put it together for the home handyman.
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Postby Damien Lovell on Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:03 pm

Hi everyone

Can anyone that has purchased one of these kits please tell me any good/bad experiences, value for money, delivery options??
I haven't started building yet and interested in this option

Thanks

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Postby peter reid on Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:54 am

Phil Johnson built my sabre (endorphin 1555) Phils boats have made up atleast 50% of the top 10 in Nationals lately- when i ordered my boat in 1997 Phil had only ever built sabres for himself and resold them- but decided to make kits for those with the time and expertise for assembly- It was my own preference for Phil to assemble the boat including painting for me- I have never looked back and have returned from nearly every Nationals/ states i have entered with some sort of a trophy- undoubtedly it was my omprovement that lead to phil's boats (express boatworks)being so popular at blackrock- Phil makes them in kit form-the result speak for themselves
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Postby GuestMember on Thu May 31, 2007 8:04 pm

whats the going rate for phils kits?
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Postby peter reid on Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:20 am

my sabre endorphin (1555) was built in 1997 by Phil Johnson it was the first sabre he built commercially (now at black rock races his boats dominate the fleet- up until then he just built them sailed them awhile and sold them- but he started offering to sell kits for handy sailors -when i approached him he only wanted to sell kits and it took a fair bit of convincing for him to build a finished boat- well once it arrived i sailed like a rocket and since know one thought i knew what i was doing they thought that phil must have built a pretty quick boat-the rest of the story is history- so i think you could get a kit from phil and i reckon the lead time would be worth it- on a light note when i got my first sabre i really did not know what i was doing and gave it the name WOMBAT everyone thought it was a cute name -if only they knew the real reason Waste Of Money ,Brains And Time -there you go ha ha
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