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Putt Putt Motors – Mandurah Museum

May 27, 2024 @ 08:00 - December 31, 9999 @ 23:59

FREE

Putt Putt Motors in Putt Putt Boats

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the serene world of Mandurah’s waterways, where boating was a leisurely pursuit, and the gentle putt-putt sound of engines filled the air. Our latest exhibition, “Putt Putt Motors in Putt Putt Boats,” celebrates this tranquil era with a fascinating display of vintage boat engines.

Explore the charm of Mandurah’s past, when five knots was the norm, and a 5 horse power engine was considered to be powerful enough. Discover how the need to keep wooden boats afloat led to the proliferation of jetties and moored boats in Mandjar Bay, creating a picturesque waterfront scene.

Marvel at the ingenious engineering behind these classic boats. Learn about carvel and clinker construction methods and the meticulous craftsmanship that ensured these boats remained watertight. Discover the engines that powered them, from the simplistic two-stroke Chapmans to the more sophisticated four-stroke Pentas and Fords, each with its own unique story and contribution to maritime history.

Join us for a nostalgic journey through the golden age of boating in Mandurah. Whether you’re a boating enthusiast, history buff, or simply looking for a unique experience, “Putt Putt Motors in Putt Putt Boats” offers a captivating glimpse into a bygone era. Come and celebrate the timeless appeal of these iconic boats and the dedicated individuals who kept them afloat.

Details

Start:
May 27 @ 08:00
End:
December 31, 9999 @ 23:59
Cost:
FREE
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.mandurah.wa.gov.au/explore/whats-on/calendar/museum/putt-putt-motors

Venue

Mandurah Museum
3 Pinjarra Road, Mandurah WA. 6210 + Google Map