Sunday, July 29, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007
We have been working on the exterior colours and font sizes for Derwent6, and with the help from Chris on Belle, have used these drawings and played with them on the computer, to get a feel of how the bow will look when finished.
We have not been up to see the hull this week so have no further pictures yet, but Jim is still fighting with the camara we loaned him and taking shots of the build in progress, so we should have some next week.
As for the house, we are still clearing out bits and pieces and have now built the sign to go out when the time comes. If you know anyone interested give us a call.
Well we can't beleive we're nearly into August already.. We will be looking at tiles and carpet for the saloon this month, and Astro turf for the cratch area. The full drawings will follow shortly.
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Here you get a feel of the 65 foot length with the shot taken from the bow with Del at the stern.
Sunday, July 08, 2007
So far he has fitted the side panels at the bow and the ribs to the side and floor. The sides go up to the gunwales and when looking down the side look as straight as a die.Del knows a bit about welding, as he is in the car body repair business and he has not seen cutting and welding like this. Just take a look at the welding from the floor to port side panel (there's no way that's going to leak)
Monday, July 02, 2007
We went to see Jim Sparks at Alexander boats, as we were told the steel had arrived for Derwent6. When we got up to him, the workshop looked empty, we asked him when was Derwent6 going to be started and he said " that's her over there"and the base plate had been laid. Wow !!! We both looked at each other and could have cried......
Here you can see the 10mm bow base plate with the two front bow sides over the top. Jim was at the ready with the coffee, but we felt we needed something stronger. We run through all the changes to the hull with Jim, and he felt none of these would be a problem.
We also went to Beta marine to see the engine build process and was met by Andrew Growcoot who took us round the factory showing us the assembly line for the engine going into Derwent6, and all the guys involved.
We saw the painting of the engine being carried out and also the testing where a technician had a engine running on the test bed. What a great bunch of lads... they can build our engine anyday.
Andrew then checked our engine build slot which is in thier books for September !!
All systems go !!!!!!!