Noticed our last post was dated 28/11/11, just on one month ago. It has been a slow month for boat building as real work has got in the way in December. Our work is always busy in December so totally expected AND we do have to pay for this boat! Still lots of conversations, planning and internet research happening. A few ordered parts from overseas have arrived. We are always a bit nervous ordering this way but so far so good. We’ve had trouble receiving goods from within our own country under two weeks yet we have received our first toilet from the U.S. in 10 days! We do feel more comfortable if we can use PayPal and enquiring via email a few times with questions also helps settles the nerves.
Our door and window units have arrived! Lovely shiney white powdercoat from a very helpful profesional Australian supplier. Wooden blocks have been glued in at each hingepoint and the opening is already trimmed to size so as soon as fairing is out of the way they can go in. The same company made beautiful sliding window frames which have tinted glass already fitted. They are just a fraction heavy to lift so some sort of mechanical assistance is required. It seems the easiest way to do this is through the use of electric actuators which should make them work as well as electric car windows. They are on the way from the U.S. so we will report on their success (or otherwise) shortly. We are also getting the same company to build our internal doorway frames in aluminium.