Showing posts from February, 2014

Huntsman Build update

This is one of my own, er "projects". It has been a while since I was last able to spare some time to continue with this build, but thats how things go sometimes.
I have managed to get all the polystyrene foam sections cut and inserted in to the hull side bilge spaces, to act as emergency buoyancy if ever the need arises, rather than just leave empty space that could fill up with water and totally sink the boat.
The main deck piece was next to boned on, using "Gorilla Glue". I chose to use this for a couple of reasons, firstly it expands as it reacts, so fills out any air pockets and creates a better bond, plus its waterproof once cured. the fact that it will stick together a multitude of dissimilar products is another bonus.

The deck planking has now started. I thought id try something different, so am using drink stirers, why not, cheap cheerful and readily available. Once stained, you wont know the difference !

Saturday Sailing 22/2/14.

Firstly, my own apologies for lack of report and pictures, but due to unforeseen circumstances beyond my control, I had to cancel my visit to the sailing site for this week. So here's a report from our club Chairman instead:
Heres a report from today. It was a nice winters day ideal for the yachts although slightly gusty at times, Paul, Carl and yours truly, Pauls one metre design yacht looks really nice on the water and sails as good as it looks. Carl and myself took our new built yachts based on the Racing Sparrow design, and if I say so myself we are very pleased with them they need a little bit of tweeking but nothing to worry about. There were four Club 500s sailing around the course and we had great fun Carls and his boat were the fastest of the day, I think we should have him dope tested. Seriously it was great fun and the racing was done with a spirit of fun, which is what it is all about. Between races there was free sailing and it was nice to see Daves Sea Hornet perfor…

Saturday 15/2/14.

The UK Met office have issued 22  severe weather warnings today.

If travelling, be careful when passing any tree's, you never know when they may topple over.

Watch out for roadside puddles, they may be deeper than you think !

Be careful of the high winds.
Apart from that, the Cafe at the Ski club is open all day and Les will soon get a nice warm cuppa on for you !

Saturday 8/2/14.

Yet again, the bad weather has  stopped our club members from sailing today [as far as I'm aware]. I recorded wind speeds of 45mph at my home, I won't mention the rain too much, there are far too many people out there at this moment in distress over flooding of homes, villages and towns.
Farmers are loosing livestock and crops and some of our Sea front towns are being battered by huge waves rarely seen on such a frequent and regular occurrence of late.

Blue skies and calmer winds is what we need now for a while..............

Stafford Model Railway Show 2014.

Paid a visit to the County Showground of Stafford this morning, to the Model railway Show held in one of the outbuildings. I say one of the buildings, but the show extends to 3 halls, so it is quite a sizable show. 43 layouts and 48 trade stands certainly drew in the crowds, even the show guides were £3 cheaper than Warley @ NEC!

Sorry not able to get more pictures, but some, in fact almost all of the layouts were 3 people deep with onlookers.

Saturday Sailing 1/2/14.

Well, sorry to say that due to the poor weather conditions, as far as I am aware , no club members ventured out today.

Hopefully we may be able to get back to normal sailing times soon and also on a more regular basis.