Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Didi 26 drop keel foil

 The drop keel foil is made from Iroko which is laminated to the required width.

Shaping the Didi 26 drop keel is done after the CNC machine has marked the foil and top shape out.

Pricing on application.


Didi Mini Transat rudders

 We have the required profiles in our CNC machine, rudders can be supplied as laminated blanks for home finishing and completion or as shaped and glassed , with an epoxy primer finish.

Laminated blanks which have been CNC cut to the required profile.

The blanks are sprayed black to show the depth of the grooves as the shaping is done.

We use clear oregon pine as the core material.

Glassed with 460 gram biaxial cloth to the designers lay up, epoxy resin is used to bond the cloth with.

Contact me on pricing, shipping World wide can normally be done.


Sadler 26 rudder made

 A new ( old stock ) Sadler 26 yacht was ready to launch , there was no rudder supplied with the hull and deck moulds, we made a rudder for that boat.

Contact with the Sadler 26 association in the UK found that even they do not have a set of drawings to enable them to remake a new rudder. We used a rudder on a local Sadler 26 and took the profiles from that, you can see the black lines they are the shape we had to machine to.

French made okoume marine plywood is used.

Please contact me for pricing.

Rudder manufacturing in Cape Town

We have made a number of rudders, from an Optimist, to a Mirror, to Didi Mini Transat, Holiday 23, Didi 26, Sadler 26, Etap 34 also an Irwin 51 which is pictured here.

We were sub contractors to the company who removed the old and damaged rudder.

 Painted in etch primer, underneath the paint is biaxial glass cloth and epoxy resin.

460 gram biaxial glass cloth with thin epoxy resin sealed and covered the okoume marine plywood new rudder.

A cut out box was made to enable the rudder to be swung to one side and enable removal.

We use marine plywoods and imported from France.

Prices on application.


Monday, 19 October 2020

The St Ayles Skiff kit build In Hout Bay

 The Hout Bay Yacht Club found interest in the creation of a rowing section, first they needed a boat, they chose the internationally accepted St Ayles Skiff and ordered a kit from CKD Boats.

The pictures were taken three days back..

A mixed crew, its worked really well for the HBYC rowing club group.

The team also made the oars, sizes and shapes are all in the plans.

Rowing is really good exercise.

Please contact me for St Ayles Skiff supply and pricing.

Sunday, 18 October 2020

The Argie 15 by Dix Design

 Some pictures to show what the boat looks like as a kit set.

Note, this is an Argie 15 when assembled, the picture is from the Dix Design web site.

This shows the panels we cut to make the Argie 15 plywood kit set.

The Argie 15 plywoods now use Jigsaw joints which speeds up assembly.

When required we can also supply selected and machined Meranti hardwood to the lists on the designers plans.

We pride ourselves in our packing, we use a 13mm plywood and secure with steel band strapping, there is an Argie 15 kit in the plywood crate, it is on its way right now and to Picton via Nelson, in New Zealand.

Please contact me for pricing.


Picaroon 2 sail boat kit, a design by Sam S Rabl

 The plans I have give the list of materials, wood and plywood, which is six sheets, the shapes that the plywood is cut to for bulkheads, also the rudder.

There are two versions of the Picaroon, the first one had flat sides and flat bottom sections, the Picaroon 2 has the rounded hull shapes, the drawings I hold show both versions.

The design dates to around 1925 and has been built in many parts of the World.

Ply woods are six sheets, we can CNC cut to size and shape, also do the transverse fames to either and in suitably thick plywood.

This is a project that we would need a customer for that we can work with to product kit number one, we can expand the plywood stations with the lumber listed by the designer Sam Rabl.

Contact me for further information.