Back on Mason Bay, we are recovering the saloon squabs and remaking the sleeping cabin ones. remember I only fitted temporary ones 2 years ago! This seriously strong fabric and should last for years.....
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Dinghy launched in the Whangarei river.
Impressions are that she moves easily, not sensitive to fore and aft trim, and looks great to my eyes!
I have about 360 hours in her, so not a quick build. I once built a SURF in 26hrs painted. They are about the same lenght but this one is 60% larger volume.
Costs are hard to pin down as I had the cedar, glue powder and filler powder. There is 30lt of epoxy tho. and a couple of hundred bucks of cloth. Weight maybe 80kgs?
Now back in workshop for rowlocks and lifting eyes and painting and oiling....
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Cut the deck hatches for the dinghy and glued combings. The forward one is for the battery for the electric outboard. The two side ones for jolly lifejackets that are getting mandatory, never mind that the dinghy has 4 flotation chambers. I'm staying with the boat mate!