Wednesday, 6 March 2019

The launch went off well and the HBYC St Ayles Skiff was in the water

Seen here and in the water for the first time, the ideas on how to move the boat came very quickly.

There was a Scots piper to play the boat all the way from the HBYC club house and into the water.

Tradition has it that the best way to handle  an oar when close to or near another vessel is vertical.

Chris Sutton who did much of the woodwork and assembly of this  new boat kit takes a welcome break and is on the helm.


The St Ayles Skiff has been on its first trip

Seen here and in the Hout Bay Yacht Club boat park the finished St Ayles Skiff is ready to go again.


Reinis Navigator build progress

Just in some images and news from Reini who is building one of our CNC kits in Australia.

Hi Roy.

Boat all framed up, ready for stringers.

3 coats epoxy on, all done prior assembling and gluing.

All spars also completed, so coming along fine, reasonable on schedule for an August launch

Regards  Reini

The progress and standard of work really does look good, kits can be shipped Worldwide, the Navigator designer, John Welsford will supply the plans.