Author archives: Greyfalcon

  • 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[...]