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Gidget – The Very First Javelin

Gidget - out sailing
Gidget – out sailing
Gidget - Under Construction
Gidget – Under Construction

Gidget

Gidget

Gidget - out sailing
Gidget – out sailing

Jim White bought a set of plans off John Spencer. Originally, he wanted a Cherub, but John reckoned that Jim was too heavy for one of those and that the 14-foot boat he had just drawn – a Javelin – would be better suited. Jim obtained the plans for the price of two pounds.
Jim had never built a boat before taking on the construction of Gidget.
The total cost of building Gidget was around 280 pounds.
Gidget was launched in 1958 or 1959. Jim owned her for three seasons with Don McGowan skippered for him. Gidget did not have a sail number.

Photos – South Pacific Interdominion & 33rd Australian Championship 2002-03 Perth

NZ Nationals Photos

Taken on Day 3 (day 2 of sailing, 8th Feb 2015) at Takapuna Boating Club during the NZ Nationals for 2015