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  • 9. I love sanding and epoxy !!!!!

  • This post covers quite a lot of activity (all is relative). Having already epoxied the ribs, I have now cut in and glued the 'keel' which is really just two pieces of timber joining the ribs together.. I managed to use every clamp I had but it all went together easily. Now for the sanding it into sh[...]
  • 8. Beginning to look like a boat?

  • After a couple of stupid mistakes last week it is at least beginning to look like it might one day be a boat. The mistakes were, of course, very stupid and all about not reading the plans properly, although when it comes to accuracy I was way off track. Until Michael (from the yard ...  not Scotland[...]
  • 7. Engine decided on

  • After hours of research I have decided to go back to an internal combustion engine.  The electric route was outragously expensive so has fallen by the wayside.  Instead I have gone for the engine that I think most people have chosen, the Mercruiser 4.3 litre V6. It looks like good value for money an[...]
  • Tools List

  • Again I just thought it might be a useful list. 1.  Robland NLX 410 combination  (saw, planer thicknesses and spindle moulder) 2.  Axminster dust extractor 3.  Festool Rail Saw TS55 4.  Festool Jig saw 5.  Festool Domino machine DF 500 6.  Festool Sander BS75 7.  Festool Sander [...]
  • 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[...]