Thursday 28 January 2010

Steel Order Arrived

The steel to complete the shell sides roof and water tank arrived today.

Now all I need is some good weather a mini-digger to lift the sheets, oh and my knee to ease up so I can get on with construction.  I went skiing last week and once again knackered my knee.  Its become an annual event over the last few years, so I have made an appointment to see a knee specialist.  I did the original injury 20 odd years ago skiing.  I'll never learn  SWIMBO says.

Many thanks to my friend Andrew for attending with his all-terrain forklift to unload the steel. It doesn't look much for £2k but there is about 2 tons all cut to size and some profile cutting.

I have the parts for the skeg as well as a couple of bits of steel I didn't order.  I need to find out how the skeg goes together, although I shan't be needing that any time soon.

Friday 8 January 2010

Snow Boat

Christmas & the weather has kind of put pay to play.

I am now waiting on the steel I ordered just before Christmas to be delivered.  Normally I would have waited until after Christmas to order the steel, but as there was quite a few £'s worth I wanted to save on the VAT increase.  Also I know from my day in the trailer business, the steel wholesale business is not the hottest in December so I was able to hammer out a good deal for the remainder I need to build the cabin sides and roof.

Snow boat