Friday, 27 March 2015

The Proteus 106 sailing cat kit

This just has to be one of the best value catamaran boat kits available anywhere?

Click on the image to enlarge it, or go out and buy the March 2015 issue of Sailing magazine.

I couldscan the pages better but would need to cut them free, this is not what I want to do.

The magazine will feature the boats build as it progresses.

We supplied the 102 sheets of materials only last May 2014 and check the progress this far, this was with one man and his helper as far as I know.

How hard can this be?


A Barlow Wadley portable radio with the FM button

Those of you who are regulars to this blog will remember that I had a stroke of luck a year back (was it more?) and was offered a very nice Barlow Wadley in a clean and working condition.

Reading up on the set I find that it is very good on power use from its six 1.5v batteries. I fitted nicads, they lasted a whole year!

Ok I do have an external power source but from time to time the set is using the batteries.

With yet another Eskom power outage the other day I fitted new batteries and was soon listening to a sports feature on the BBC World Service, so clear and sharp too, I was tuned to a frequency around 15,400 which has not been active here for some while now, the time was 17.00 so 15.00 BST (GMT)


Thursday, 26 March 2015

Mirror Dinghy replacement deck panels

Lat year we cut more than ten Mirror Dinghy kits, we also did a replacement deck panel set which has now been sold.

Mirror Dinghy kits are available ex Cape Town and we can ship to most places.


Wednesday, 25 March 2015

We have a Submarine in Hout Bay

This used to be a regular event, with the SA Navy base not far away and in Simonstown, Hout Bay is not a bad over night stop.

This image will enlarge, its the Canon G11 on standard setting, there is a submarine in the picture, can you find it?

Closer, about 4 x magnification?

The Canon G11 on its maximum 5 x  magnification.

Thanks to Tojan for the on the water pics,, he took his yacht out just to get some decent pictures with his Canon G12.

Nice day or what!