Wow! The moment when the first rack of moulded parts starts to emerge from the container has finally arrived and is actually quite moving, although it’s difficult to concentrate on being moved when you’re busy towing the racks onto a flimsy rack of pallets and chipboard then it decides to jam on a bolt someone… Read More »
Thought it might be time for a different perspective on this boat building extravagavza. A good friend of ours remembers Neville telling her when they first met some 15 or so years back, that he was going to build a cat one day. Neville has realised many dreams in his lifetime … building his own… Read More »
We have progressed a little. The first Thailand container is on the way and should be here about 25th November. Our second shed container is in place and we have started constructing the shed trusses. Of course they had to be dismantled in Rosebud first which was quite a job! The gantry which will lift… Read More »
Our first container has arrived. We ordered the interior fibreglass furniture from Fusion Mackay and then had to tackle the freight issue. After much research on how to get it here, we decided to purchase a 40′ container from Mackay and then transport it in this. We used rail from Mackay to Melbourne, then a… Read More »
Confirmed, we are kit #63, hopefully leaving Thailand mid November. Gearing up for a January start.
Last update from Fusion … could be brought forward with a change to Kit Number #63 instead of allocated #64. We’ll wait and see!
Our latest update from Fusion is that we are looking at our kit being finished November 19. Then we have the freight concern … will it be here by Christmas?! Watch this space! We were originally expecting our Fusion Kit early September, but due to setbacks at the Thailand factory because of the unrest in… Read More »
I suppose it may appear that all we have to do is wait but there does seem to be a million things to do in the mean time. We are busy accumulating tools of every description as well as consumables such as disposable gloves and ice-cream type containers (would you believe about 800 needed?). We… Read More »
Not much to show so far with the Fusion Kit delayed. With such a wet winter and another ‘small’ building project taking up considerable time (not to mention work), the delay has meant more time for preparation. Every night (no joke) Neville studies his “Master List”. “Nearly everything crossed off,” he told me the other… Read More »
This site is all about building a Fusion 40 catamaran, which we are going to name Bossa Nova. It is being built by Neville (& Amanda) at our home in Victoria, Australia. You are welcome to follow our journey. It will take several months, a lot of hard work and will be reliant on lots… Read More »