Sunday, 24 July 2016

The last of the curved window frames glued together and the first of the sliding doors fitted to the boat

The last of the curved window frames made up and glued together 

The first of the doors being faired up ready to be fitted in position when the rest of the framework is fitted to the boat 

The second lot of curved door frames waiting for the glue to cured and so they can be machined up

The first set of sliding doors fitted to the boat, just need to get the window material cut and fitted and the rest of the door fixtures and fittings fitted.  

Now they are fitted the boat will be light and airy inside. 

Sunday, 10 July 2016

A new apprentice starts and is soon at work working on the new dinghy

The new apprentice (My Son) ready for work in his smart works uniform and safety boots and teaching the next generation of the family 

Looking over the new job to see where to make a start on inside of the new dinghy

working out how to fit the next bit in the dinghy

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Building the base section of the sliding doors for the ship's lifeboat conversion

First of many half lap joints cut to make up this framework

First of the joints made and fitted together just three more on this section of framework to go

Fitting the second joint together 

The framework finished, at least stage one of it and the door frames clamped in position 

The top and bottom rails of the framework laid in position 

Frame work in the works van ready to move to the boat to be first fitted.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Putting a protective coat of flowcoat on the inside of the hull and build the building jig to work on the dinghy when it is taken of out the mould

The first coat of flowcoat to protect the bare fibreglass surface the only bare patches are where the seats are going to be glassed in position at the aft end of the boat 

At the bow and then where will be one in the middle of the boat for someone to do the rowing 

Stage one of the frame work 

Now just got to get the sides cut down to the shape of the boat in the mid sections

Friday, 1 July 2016

Starting to put the base of the sliding door frames together

Starting mark out the joints for fore and aft parts of the sliding door frames 

Now marked out and ready to cut the half lap joint out of the curved base part of the window frame

Just a few more to mark out and cut out the joints