"She later had a sister ship built here in Hobart and owned by Snowy Corbett who keeps her down at Dodges Ferry." The launching of the Lady Nelson was also unusual - according to American custom she was launched at night under a blaze of electric lighting. There was plenty of champagne flowing and Jock describes it as the one and only time in his life that he got drunk! He was on board for the delivery trip to Sydney where she was trans-shipped to the USA and is believed to be sailing around the coast of Maine.
Trevassa was designed and built by Muir's and launched in 1971. Construction had been started with no particular owner in mind. However, Russell Duffield, who by this time owned Patsy of Island Bay in Sydney, had always said "I'd like another Jock Muir boat someday" so Jock followed him up and the near-finished Trevassa was sold to Russell with Patsy returning to Tasmania as part-payment: "She is 48 feet by 12 feet by three inches with 7 feet draft and is very like Waltzing Matilda only a bit drawn out. She was built of Huon pine planking over hardwood ribs and had a dynel-covered, marine-ply-on-hardwood deck beams. "She now has a laid, teak deck on top of the dynel-covered marine ply and, as far as I'm concerned this seems to be the ultimate in deck treatment. It results in a deck that is strong, does not leak and is shippy." Jock admits he likes a yacht to be beautiful but his primary aim has been to get a boat seaworthy.
In 1973, Jock launched the 31-foot Lidgard design, cold-moulded sloop Astrolabe for Bob Gear, of Hobart. After six years in New Guinea in the hands of a second owner, she returned to Hobart, "still looking as good as new" and is currently owned by Geoff Burrows. When she was being built, Bob Gear and his crew spent many weekends and nights working on her.