Saturday, 19 April 2014

Mirror Dinghy for sale, Cape Town, South Africa

An Easter 2014 special offer, you can collect it after Tuesday next week.

So here it its, kit # one now built and ready to be measured, after which we can apply for an ISAF plaque number and sell to the first person who wants it.

Note, we had our router fail and while a spare one allows us to access Google and the web, plus receive emails we can not reply. Please wait until our IT guy has sorted this out for us early next week!

Click on the image for a larger size.

You can take it as it is, or ask Peter the boats builder to fully fit it for you as you require.

This is a once only offer, as while we can build more to order we can never again offer the worlds first ever Mirror Dinghy that was CNC cut as a kit, this is the first such boat in the World!

Contact me for pricing.


Tuesday, 15 April 2014

A light weight Micro Caravan?

The Times newspaper had a story on how South Africans are turning to the camping life for their holidays.

Written by TJ Strydom and quoting  Wiza Nyondo who is FNBs (first national bank) head of tourisim, tells us that in December Statistics SA say that R79.4 million was raked in, which was mostly from domestic tourists. Camping Parks and camping sites report a 51% jump in income compared to last year.

The Micro Camper Van?

Cars are becoming smaller, so are the engines, so the pulling power has to reduce as well, its not just the power output but the actual weight of the pulling or tow car?

With the advent of new products like Deluxe Light Ply (DLP) we can now look at and design lighter trailers and camper vans around the DLP. The design has already started, one of our regular customers has the basics drawn already.

The designer is also a boat builder, so understands the use of epoxies and plywood's, the design will enable you the builder to dry assemble to allow you to understand the final assembly and gluing up process.

We hope to become the material supplier and also the company who CNC cuts and supplies the result as kits. ( the order was placed for the first 10 sheets of DLP and we expect the client to collect today)

Drive away units will be an option, either fully finished or as a home completion project, you will need a car with a tow hitch ball!

More on this as it happens.


Monday, 14 April 2014

Mirror dinghy for sale in South Africa

Subject to a final measurement certificate we have our first CNC kits set build for sale and this month .

The boat is here at a pro boat builders premises and in Cape Town, the buyer would need to collect.

With the decks and inside of the boat having three coats of waterproofing epoxy applied the final finish is up to the new owner.

The hull exterior will be finished in all white.

Note the inspection hatch to the forward compartment.

Available now and on a first come first served basis!

Other Mirror kit sets can be built to order as demand requires, contact me for a guide to pricing.


On the bay in Hout Bay

The clubs president invited me to attend the HBYC annual Closing Cruise, the weather sort of played along with things too, so off we went.

Taffy the circumnavigator and Athol with the sun hat who is still in the planning stages came along for the ride.

Athol has just joined SAS (south African sailing) and was delighted to be told that as he was now 70 his fee was waived, Taffy turned 70 this month and thinks this is a great idea!