Russians and Glen L - at the bottom of the world

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by rwatson, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. rwatson
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    rwatson Senior Member

    I dropped into the Franklin (Franklin, Tasmania, Australia) Living Boat Trust on the way to 'work' the other day, and got a real surprise at the variety and type of boats hanging around this sleepy little village. It was like a mini-boat festival, with a huge variety of boats littering the foreshore.

    One was a replica viking ship on its way around the world from Russia,
    http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2011/11/16/272881_ntnews.html

    and, omigosh, its for sale at $140,000

    http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/weblog/article/will-we-bite-the-bullet-and-buy-the-rusich/

    the other was a Glen L powerboat being built in the very conservative non-profit shed of the LBT.

    The contrast of the Viking Style Boat with the modern yacht is interesting to me.

    I have put a lot of detailed images on my webpage http://schoolroad.weebly.com/franklinjune2013.html for those who would like to see more.
     

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  2. pdwiley
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    pdwiley Senior Member

    All very nice especially as you picked a day when it wasn't totally fogged in or snowing, but - you're supposed to be finishing *your* boats not drooling over other peoples'.

    Not to mention my rudder.....

    PDW
     
  3. rwatson
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    rwatson Senior Member

    Oh yes - that stuff. I did do a bit more on the two kayaks. The decks have their first glass/epoxy layer, and now I am up to hatch and coaming fitting. I am spending two days a week in the shed, and staying overnight. Once they are completed, I can get your rudder on the bench and knock something up.

    I plan on having it done by Xmas :)

    Ps I found a gas hose in the shed that fits the bottle (with and adapter from K&D) , so the lead pouring is getting closer too.
     

  4. El_Guero

    El_Guero Previous Member

    What did you offer the Russians for their boat?

    :p
     
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