Length: 9m, Beam: 2m, Draft: 1.2m
Propulsion: Sail
Construction: Timber
Owner: John Johnson, Raymond Island, Vic.
 
Ghost (Sail No AUS082) was built by Barnett in 1960 for Paul Melody. He traded his old boat Bluebird 1 as a deposit for Bluebird 11.  She was later owned by Peter Caine and Steve Hill. When I found her she was in a sad and sorry state. Garboards were cut out of her for some reason. Deck was bad, floors and ribs were in bad condition – but I could see that she could be salvaged. So, I did all of the above and much more, including strong back fore and aft, new deck, coamings etc. When doing the deck, I did notice how the deck beams were dove tailed into the shelf, a perfect fit; held in by small galvanised pins. I regularly sail her competitively in club races with my crew Roger Plowman and wife Louise. It has been a labour of love and I have enjoyed sailing her in Metung Regattas.