At a kit price around R120,000,thats about U$15,000 right now,this is still one heck of a kit package,we supply all the frames pre made,you need to pay George for his plans too.
The bottom line with this build is commitment,do you have what it takes,can you build it,I did. Miss Pickles was built around ten years back,with its International Paints protecting it,the finish is still tops.
How hard can this be?
http://dieselducks.com/Duck38study.html this is the link for the Diesel Duck
When asked last week to survey a yacht,I was questioned if I was able to do such a job,qualified was one word mentioned? Boat survey is one of the tasks I get from time to time,its rare not to cover the survey fee (not cheap)remember your paying for what has been learned over many years of working on and building boats,three transatlantics and thousands of sea miles,I always find some item of interest,one was no oil on the dipstick in an engine,what money did that save?
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Hauled 18 months later after she was a bit knocked about on the marina in False Bay,no sign of leaks anyplace.
False Bay Yacht Club.
A very traditional boat on the inside but clad with two layers of ply and epoxy,we turned her into a more modern build.
Launched Miss Pickles weighed six tons,she then needed five tons of internal ballast.
The size of the laminated timber keel means we make it in sections,then removed it to the actual building shed for assembly.
Laying a keel in parts in the workshops.