Wednesday, 28 November 2012

A black Dragon class yacht

This has been a winters project and the guys have worked hard through all the bad and good weather the elements could think of. Its now time to launch the boat, then mark the position of the waterline, remove the boat from the water and do antifouls, then re launch.

Teak wood, Mahogany flexible veneers and ABE 201 epoxy fairing compounds were supplied by CKD Boats for this project.

The boat was built in  traditional carvel planking in 1956 and for the 1957 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. The hull was later cold moulded and I assume with two skins of veneer or wood.

Will and his able assistant did all the work!

Thats quite a shine!