Author archives: Greyfalcon

  • List of suppliers

  • I thought this might be helpful if you are in the UK. I shall add to the list as new suppliers become involved. 1. Axminster High Wycombe.   01494 885480  (tools and West System epoxy) 2.  Chilworth Timber, Milton Common.  01844 278902  (Steve or Rob) 3.  Glen-L Marine Designs USA.  www.gle[...]
  • 5. Now to get started

  • It has been a busy time of collecting all the machines, nuts and bolts and screws that I did not already have, not to mention the extra clamps, and I'm still not sure I have enough. I have even bought a van!  and as everything in this household gets a name, the van is called Manfred (yep, as in M[...]
  • 4. The Studio is ready

  • I have now cleared the space in my studio for the work to begin. The timber for the frame has been ordered but as there was so much of it I am having it all machined for me. My studio consists of 875 sq ft of space. A New Zealand flag and an Australian flag (yes, I am both! as well as a Brit.)  I[...]
  • 1. The Greyfalcon Boatbuilding Blog

  • So, Greyfalcon has decided to build a boat, and I am informed, by various friends, that there should be an accompanying blog.  Ok, I can cope with the learning curve of how to build a boat but the blog technology!!!! I shall include lots of pictures and probably few words. OK so I was a photograp[...]
  • 2. The initial flurry of excitement!

  • So, having decided to build a boat, I found some plans. It was to be a 5.8 metre 'Barrelback' from Glen-L in America. It has early Chris Craft DNA and would test my woodworking skills to make one as good looking as those on the Glen-L web site. I should add that my woodwork has been confined to medi[...]
  • 3. The ongoing learning curve

  • So now the learning process, no, not boatbuilding, but this site. Very clever Wordpress, but possibly too clever for me. At the moment I am just testing my abilities in getting it all up and running then I might post something intelligible! Standby  ......... Greyfalcon The middle one is th[...]