Friday, 6 March 2020

Toylander Mark 2 speed control and plans

A motor speed control for a 12 volt DC 30 amp motor is now available, it is an easy instalation job and has an Off position, which is then a rotation clockwise to speed up the electric motor.

The controler will handle 60 amps, twice the load from the motor being used.

The plans for the Mark 2 Toylander can be copied at cost ( 74 A4 Pages ) once the 49.50 pounds royalty has been paid to Real Life Toys in Wales, UK.

Contact me for pricing on the plywood CNC kit, wing corners and pre shaped bonnet .


Thursday, 5 March 2020

An Optimist builders kit from CKD Boats

We were asked by the Knysna Yacht Club to prepare and cut five Optimist dinghy kits, before we had finished that order became three more kits.

The KYC had the building of eight Optimists featured in Sailing magazine news section.

Five of the builds entered the SA Nationals in the Novice class and four came in placed in the top five positions.

One of our Optimist kits completed and sailing.

The supply of the first eight boats proved to be many more but those first boats came from the experience of having to build the first hull some five times ( adjustements ) as the official hand book for then and from the Optimist Asso, gave measurements which were wrong, simply put it was too large when measured!

We did of course build more than the one and it was from those builds that we developed our detailed builders guide, its twelve pages long in an A4 folder and has lots of pictures along the way.

Nigel who built this one is checking to see that the tub is straight, note the builders jig, which is our own design, it can be used more than once. Nigel cuts all of our CNC kits on his large format CNC machines.

The MDF or chipboard jig is simple but effective, it is also reasonably priced.

Jean lending a hand to cut the dagger board slot clear.

A dry assembled Optimist tub, it will then be measured to ensure that it is correct to the Optimist Wood / Epoxy rules which we supply extra to the printed build instructions we supply with each kit we sell.

Our Optimist kits have now shipped as far as California, New York, Switzerland, Zimbabwe, and a whole lot of other places.

We also offer a North Sail and a Harken deck package as an extra.

We are expert at shipping and in a purpose made crate.

This one was built near Johannesburg in South Africa.

One of our test builds and finished in pure white.

We can also supply a North Sail, with colour corner patches to your choice if required.

A Harken deck package is an extra choice you can make.

We only produce the Optimist kits using ockome marine plywood, the outer hull skins are a five ply construction which is the strongest, French suppliers are used , the brand may change with the imports?

Our kit includes the hull skins, sides, bow, transom, dagger board case, thwart, dagger board and rudder.

Please contact me for pricing.


An Argie 15 kit from CKD Boats

We cut and sell many boat designs, plans also , one of the most popular is the Argie 15 by Dudley Dix.

We can also supply the epoxy for RSA residents, glass tapes also.

North Sails and Ronstan deck fittings are a popular addition to the base plywood kit.

This Argie 15 was built here in the Cape Town area and was from one of our plywood kits.

All of the boats posted here are from CKD Boats.

 This one was built in Hout Bay by Alan.

Nick built his Argie 15 near Noordhoek in the Cape Town area.

Jaap built his Argie 15 where he lives on the East coast of South Africa.

I would like to thank Justin for including the design on his SA Yacht blog, please view the pages to see more on the Argie 15.

Please contact me for prices and shipping information which we can handle Worldwide.