Length: 7.9m, Beam: 1.8m, Draft: 0.9 m 
Propulsion:  Inboard 
Engine:  Volvo D1-30 installed in 2020 
Construction: NZ kauri planked carvel 
Owner: Stringer Family, Forge Creek, Vic.
 
Lady Bay was built by Ike Warren at Eden as a Gaff rigged, full length keel, open fishing boat. The hull design has been modified to allow for an engine
using a technique common for boats of this era. The rudder is stepped back from the stern with a large timber block attached with brass bolts through the transom to allow room to swing a propeller. It is unknown whether this was done when built, or later. JC and AE Stringer purchased the boat, then named “Diamantina”, from Bill Ayers at Lakes Entrance in 1950 where she had been operating as a commercial fishing boat, trolling the coast for Barracouta. She was renamed “Lady Bay” after the area near her mooring of the past 74 years. She is still owned by the Stringer family. Local shipwright, Jack Gabriel constructed the current cabin in 1969.
 
 
 

Read more about Ike Warren in “Down to the Sea” by John Little or Bill Ayers in "Weatherbeaten Wisdom, Colourful Characters of the Victorian High Country” by Ian Stapleton

                              1940s                                          1955