Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Spindrift on The Water

 At last we have a photo of Spindrift on the water.

There is a bit more ballast to come yet and a prop shaft issue to sort then away cruising.

Friday, 31 December 2021

Casting Ballast Bars

 I have started casting triangle ballast bars. Each about 20Kg. Using a three ring LPG gas burner for heat. Works well under Geoff's crucible. All very easily managed.

Here is a vidio of a pour

Sunday, 5 December 2021

Spindrift's Launching - 3rd ~ 4th December.

 There is a load of photos here plus an interesting video. Thanks to Doug and Melva for the extra photos. https://youtu.be/_7gGy3e9G7g

If you want the job done well get Exclisive Boat Haulage. It was a reasonably difficult job getting Spindrift onto the trailer all the time hampered by a narrow lane, no turning room and swales, blackberrys and of course a 3.1 metre wide, long trailer. 3.5 hoours later It was ready to go.

After launching the next day we found that all systems work as planned. Now just need 1000Kg of ballast.

Happy to be in the water in Tutukaka Marina on D31.