And on a final note here’s a great photo of me and my son Harper on the boat. The photo was taken by Pete Notman, a Minimax builder and racer himself. Thanks Pete.
Just to prove it floated and got up ‘on the plane’ – here are a few photos of my last race. I won on a disqualification – but that’s OK with me – a win is a win is a win.
Well, I made it. The boat is strapped to the roof of the car. Thanks to everyone who offered to help come round and paint. Your assistance was not required this time. I put the last coat of epoxy on the hull at 6.00am this morning. It was dry by dinnertime and ready to attach […]
The race is on and frankly I have no way of knowing if I will win it. Bloody epoxy takes so long to go off and according to the strange man at Barton Marine I need three layers of epoxy, three layers of varnish with sanding in between. When I’m painting I need to apply […]
Well, I’m nearly at the point of putting the deck on and clinching those nails around the bow of this tiny vessel. Tonight and last night I built the steering wheel pad, installed the stringers (the walls of the cockpit) and shaped and installed the compression struts (which you can see at an angle on […]
I left Lake Rotoiti around 12.30pm on Sunday after spending the morning organising and shooting Bootlegger (the winning boat) at the head of the lake. It was a double treat – got to chase Bootlegger in Michael Seresin’s Riva, before we swapped personnel and returned in the other. I left the lake heading into a […]