Friday, 19 January 2018

Argie 15 as a kit boat

This is one of our more popular large sized dinghy, a similar size to say a Mirror but less complicated to build and has none of the class rules that come with the mirror.

As we can see the Argie 15 has great size and stability.

This is a good project for a camper sailer too.


Saturday, 13 January 2018

Hillman Imp bronze valve guides with BMW oil seals

One pack of eight in stock.

They cost Pounds 65.00 each set of eight valves and oil seals.
Postage World wide will be Pounds 10.00.


Hillman Imp timing chain

New and boxed, two left in stock.

They cost Pounds 8.00 each and registered mail world wide at Pounds 16.00.


The Hout Bay Yacht Club

They built the new club close to the beach, what remains of the original club is under the sand behind the car.

A Roy McBride image.

The car is a 1967 Singer Chamois ( Hillman Imp based) with a sport engine conversion.

What happened to the HBYC? well we had one of the best beach sailing clubs in the cape, then the CSIR came and proposed that some tuffts of sea grass could be planted on the beach to try and have the area become more natural.

The HBYC were asked to give their permission which they did, that turned out to be one very big mistake and bit by bit the sand dunes grew, so much so that the once perfect sea views from the clubs ground floor vanished.

Sorry end to a once fine beach sailing club.

July 2012

HBYC still exists, as we moved to a site inside the harbour!


A new Harp build

This is being made by a top engineer who happens to be a customer of ours.

With imported string sets flown in from overseas and the string end parts made locally there is a good mix of talent in the construction.

The standard of finish is already high, the final product will be world class.

There are plans to make more and they will be for sale, please contact me if you would like to place an order.


Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Sport fishing boat from Dix Design

This one is for Kevin Agee, who also commissioned and built the prototype of the Inlet Runner 16 garvey powerboat. The previous design was for inshore fishing to catch bait for more serious business on his bigger boat out on the bay. He recently sold that bigger boat and commissioned me to draw the replacement, a 26ft centre-console sportfisherman with Carolina-style hull, with heavily-flared bow and break in the sheer.

More will be added on this new design and as it progresses from the drawing board and into the actual build.

The design is for inshore and offshore use in conditions where steep wind against tides may be found.

This is a fisherman's fishing boat but it does give a nod to the ladies. Michelle (Kevin's wife and my daughter) specified that his next boat must have a toilet. So this boat has a small cabin under the covered foredeck, with toilet and seats for two people to shelter from bad weather if needed.

Words are by Dudley Dix the designer.