Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Spot the join


I'm looking at an un launched UFO 34 hull. It's an unfinished self build project. What is concerning me is that the keel appears to be a separate moulding that has been attached to the body of the hull. Internally the fibre mat appears to be continuous so I would imagine that this is from when Colvic moulded her. I thought that the hull was moulded as one piece in a split (along the centre line) mould.

Do you know what a bare hull should look like around the keel / hull joint ?
Were the keels moulded separately and then included in the hull mould ? Is this indicative of serious damage or to be expected ?

Toby May

Thursday, July 26, 2007

AISLiverpool - Watching the boats go by.

AISLiverpool - Watching the boats go by. Having only recently learned about AIS I was fascinated to find a website with real time ship movements. Follow the link above to find out what the ships are doing in UK waters.