Sunday, October 28, 2007

Prime time in November

We called Julia and Ken at Fernwood last week and they feel that Derwent6 will be going over to them in the middle of November. (but we still feel it will be a bit longer than that)
We also called Jim at Alexander boats and he has the shell now ready, all bar fitting the doors, tiller, and blacking and priming. So we had to go up to check the tiller height and take more pictures.

Check out this video of the full length of Derwent6 showing the houdini hatches fitted, the centre ring and the fender ties all fitted. we are really pleased with the shape and workmanship.

The houdini frame work has been fitted as low as possible and looks very neat.

The Fender eyes are all now welded into place and the centre rope eye fitted (which is a little bit forward of centre), so it will be a bit easier to pull the front in.

As for the Stern, the rear sides are now fitted and the stern deck completed.

We then had to check out the tiller height and the seating position on the roof.

Jim won't prime Derwent6 until he gets the nod from Fernwood and he gets a moving date because of the muck floating around the workshop could still cause rust.

Meanwhile, no news on the house sale front (but no rush as you can see) and we are now in Christmas shopping mode. Ho Ho Ho!


Ann/Kev said...

Good to see your boat coming on, coincidentally we are having a boat built which is at the same stage of build as yours, we will watch your blog with interest to see how things are progressing...Kev & Ann

Del and Al said...

Thanks Kev and Ann.......

It's exciting isn't it! we'll check out your build as well