Friday, 25 June 2010
Andrew arrived at CKD Boats when he required 6mm plys to laminate his hull skin with,we discussed the end use and did an upgrade to BS1088 marine grade in ockume veneers,plus the 816 epoxy system we stock.Progress was good and late last year Andrew had a hull turning party,seems it was a good one reading his blog and he wont have to look for crew either.
From Andrews blog:
In the interim though there has been some progress on Tididi in that most of the interior temporary timber has been removed, all the interior joints have been filled and the cockpit frames and aft side deck beams installed.
The picture was from the Hout Bay YC marina,the camera a Canon G11,from an auto setting to a part zoom,then max zoom.
Thursday, 24 June 2010
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
This is a fine build of a Cape Cutter 19 from one of our kits,Ian has progressed well and will soon be rigging her out,we supplied the mast and spars too.
Ian and I discussed the painting of his boat some while back,my feeling is that while paint application by brush and a roller is accepatble to some,the end result will actually degrade the boats looks and devalue it to some extent?
After all the coating and sanding, sanding, sandING, I decided the little boat deserved a really nice final coating as a treat. I was put onto a professional guy who has started his own little business locally and he liked the boat so decided to do the paint job for a reduced rate. And since I had done the hard yards previously, the cost was most reasonable. The guy is an artist and the boat looks like a fibreglass finish - I am really chuffed. You guys were right with your advice of 'keep on sanding.'
A friend helped me raise the garage door (easier said than done) and cut an aperture above it, because when the mast tabernacle is fixed in place she won't quite fit into the garage given the height of the trailer. So now we need to dynabolt a fitting my mate welded up onto the shed floor to enable us to winch the boat up inside where she will live and where I shall then proceed to put the fittings on and prepare the spars.