Dinghy Progress and New Stock

The Percy Sailing Dinghy is ready for painting/varnishing this weekend with the seating, mast partners and final details being fitted in the next few days. The sponsors/students have decided on a cream sole and black to the waterline. Those who have dinghy’s know its easier to patch up and maintain painted surfaces then shiny varnished ones.

Considering the disruption with bush-fires in the area and the excitement of the AWBF, students Wendy, Paul and Jacob; under the watchful eye of Mike, have made miraculous progress and i think you’ll agree the little dinghy is looking beautiful.

Mike fitting floor planking with student/sponsor Wendy

Mike fitting floor planking with student/sponsor Wendy

In other news, there are some new and exciting additions to our stock in our shop at the centre.
Francis is focusing his talents on chopping/cheese boards. These gorgeous tactile creations have hours of work in each, with the finished product smooth as silk.
As well as the boards, Francis and his partner Christine create some stunning pieces out of the off cuts of the boat building materials such as articulating fish, tiny rustic chests of draws, earrings and key rings.

One of Francis’ beautiful Huon Pine boards

One of Francis’ beautiful Huon Pine boards