Monday, 15 April 2013

Building our Oppikat kit

In fact it was just the bulkheads on this one, the unusual thing was we could send them to the USA by regular post. The choice was either by sea or air, the option chosen was the surafce route, it did take eight weeks but as ever the mail got there.

The strip planking has now begun, Greg has a nice work shop I note, its great to build the two at the same time but you could easily build one at a time and on a narrow counter top against a wall?

Mail from the builder:

Hi Roy,

Here's the first shot. I'm also taking a time lapse photo set.

Can't say I've ever stripped a boat before, so I'm learning, including the
need to really pick quarter sawn stock and using steam :)