Friday, 12 December 2014

Dry boats made with epoxy and plywood?

How dry is your boat I ask, is the bilge free of water may be one test but another and you need to be honest here is what happens to the interior fabrics and fittings over time?

I spent a year on a 38ft carvel planked double ender, great boat but brass screws soon went red from moisture.

I then owned two GRP Endurance 37s, they were better but moisture was still there, if less so than the traditional carvel planked boat.

Check the picture, it will enlarge if you click on it.

These fire extinguishers have been on this epoxy/ply built boat nearly fifteen years, they are rust and corrosion free just like the rest of the fittings inside the boat!

Epoxy, saving you time,saving you money.


Hillman Imp Californian classic car rstoration project

The return of our 1967 Imp Californain in miid July was a shock and a surprise, also a whole new work program and enough to keep me busy when I have spare time.

The car is licenced and is a runner, it has had the engine and transaxle removed for a check out, the engine is the original matching numbers RCO export one that Rootes shipped the car out on,it came off the production line February 3rd 1967.

What a nice holiday project I have!


Tuesday, 9 December 2014

A foggy day in Hout Bay Harbour

This happens after a heat wave, which may be caused by a cold front moving down from the North, the front pushes the hot airs off the land mass down to the cape, we then find its windless and hot, the front then arrives and the fog does too.

Even with the lens scratches caused by the opening and shutting of the automatic lens cover on the Canon G11 digital, the camera seems to handle this low light situation well.

Click on the image to enlarge it.


Sunday, 7 December 2014

2014 weekending Friday 12th closing for the holidays

With just the one week left of the 2104 working year before closing for the annual holidays, we may still take orders depending on what you want?

This  could well be Eskom dependent, as since Friday and after they announced there will be no December power downs to save the demand on the electricity grid, they have shut us down three times or was that four?

We are then down to using the Honda 20i 2 kva generator!

Its worth knowing that Honda designed this generator with a second outlet, the idea being that you can daisy chain a number of similar gen sets and increase the power output, I have seen a film crews road trailer with four units, all connected so 8kw supply.