Sunday, 15 June 2014

K&C at Classics Against Cancer Show

Yup, today we spent the day at a car show - with boats.

Not only that but it really worked out well, your team had a lot of fun and we sold out of raffle tickets! Here are some shots of our display which featured the Lightning, an in-the-works skiff, the TNT partially restored and Bernie's very cool new sea-flea design!

None of us had time for more than a quick walk around the car show - we were really busy most of the time we were there - LOTS of interest in the boatshop and the boats! However I did do a quick circuit and here are some of the cars that caught me eye....!

cool rat rod
and rear view

Chevy powered Austin rod

the sine que non of cars, early XK120 roadster

and the best (and most common) view

A one owner, unrestored 1964 MK II 3.8 Jag

Lincoln Zephyr V12 coupe
and the V12 itself

So that's Father's Day for me! Couldn't be better!

Sunday, 1 June 2014

a "little" boat progress this week

as in sea fleas, skiffs and TNT! No we haven't restored Jingo yet...

Bernie was wrestling with finding a good repeatble solution to the steering system for the Mini-Hopper SeaFlea and ordered in a new puch/pull cable system for evaluation. Not a chance! Cable is too big for the boat and won't do a sharp enough bend. So back to the drawing board - on the other hand the inside cockpit panels are fitted but not fastened yet.

"Dr" Bernie checks out the fit
which looks pretty good!

looks fast so far...
making sure the tank fits

The TNT seems tantalizingly close to having the bottom painted but we've learned over the years that if you paint too soon you pay even sooner by sanding half of your paint off again to get a flat surface. So one more go around but it is close!

and the varnish work on the skiff if done as well!

Jim took up outboard motor repair under Coach Peter and soon had rebuilt a carburettor, removed a lower unit and got things back together - his first time on this kind of technology.

Jim and George are at it
our 10 HP is coming back together

Glen finishes the water pump for Dileas our 1947 Hunter.

Don't need one on an AJS...

Do you have one of these sitting around? We need two more for our youth programme to really work well. Maybe you know someone with an old motor not being used? Let us know!

We need motors like this - running would be good!