Friday, November 30, 2007

Shaking that Ar**



While we have been waiting (very patiently I must add) We have been playing with the photos taken of Derwent6. Here is the photo of the stern seen in the last blog and it's amazing what you can do with Microsoft paint. This is how the stern deck will look with the doors open.
No! Derwent6 is definitely still in primer, but at least Fernwood will have a very good idea on how we want her to look..
Off to the London Boat Show at Earls Court tomorrow getting more ideas.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

All primed up with no place to go !!!

Derwent6 is now in primer due to the fact that Fernwood still can't take on the hull. Jim couldn't wait any longer due to the fact that oxidising was appearing on some of the joints, so a good rub down and primer was added to all these areas.











The shell is now all blacked and primered and it looks even better showing all the slick lines and Jim's good work..






You can see here that she will look fabulous on the water.

















The stern hatch, port side doors and roof hatch are fitted.


So there she is .....Just waiting ! We just feel sorry for all those other's waiting as well, like Peruvian Skies http://nbperuvianskies.blogspot.com/ and others who have sold their house to get in the queue behind us.....but all good things come to those who wait !!! and we're British, so patience is a virtue.



We have been working on the exterior colours with the use of paint on the computer and the snaps we have taken, so we have come up with these examples.




















Oh! and it gone very quiet on the house front ...but we're in no rush are we !!!!! :-)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

All blocked up

Well Derwent6 is still waiting in the wings, sitting up on her blocks with all the welding done underneath....
The tiller height has been checked and fitted and the door hinges all fitted to the side and stern doors. The stern tube and rudder are now on and roof side door hatch fitted.

As for Fernwood we are still blocked up there as well...We must say it's not all their fault, what with waiting for parts, and people changing their minds. They are all working hard to get at least one boat out by the end of November, so Derwent6 can get in the dry.

Here is a video of the finished shell and don't she look beautiful...........

video

Check out the build photos (all 300 of them) which are now on the right hand side column.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Where in the water ?


Everyone keeps asking us where Derwent6 will go in the water, so we have updated "where we are in the country" and by using Water explorer it shows Debdale whalf. If you look closely you can see the crane and the thin waterline Derwent6 will be dropped into.


But it could be least another 8 months yet, at this rate.