Friday, August 25, 2006

Hot: AQ Bags

Not just for the corporate yachtie, my new NZ-made briefcase is attracting a lot of attention, here's the link:

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Fast Sunburst - not an oxymoron!

This was a windy day at WBBC in Wellington in 2004. Andrew Patterson took the shots. This is 1781 Envy.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Elliott 5.9 Rudder by Ron Bull Boats (Akl)

Ron just finished a new rudder for my E5.9. A great job, down to weight and to a NACA shape designed by by Brett Bakewell White. The old one was cracking into two pieces down the leading edge so it'll be nice to go sailing and not worry about it splitting into two.

Due to the E5.9 rules, there's no carbon but usually Rob would put some around the stress areas. He builds blades, foils and dinghies for many NZ classes.

Ron has made a really nice job - there's not too many people around prepared to hand make timber or composite blades at a very reasonable price.