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Too many projects - not enough time!!!

by Ianfs » 18 Aug 2018, 07:43

Amazing work Geoff.
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by lewlew100 » 18 Aug 2018, 16:26

Thanks Ian, the patterns are have now been primed and filled and sanded ad infinitum and have had their first coat of gloss - now the filling, sanding etc. starts again. I do hope that they will be good enough to take moulds off during the coming week, Geoff.
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by lewlew100 » 31 Aug 2018, 18:58

Moulds laid up last week and removed from patterns today. Moulds fettled and started waxing - I hope to get the coamings laid up next week and will post a couple of pics then. Geoff.
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by Ianfs » 01 Sep 2018, 15:32

I'm not sure if you've mentioned it or have been asked but will you be making more?
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by lewlew100 » 01 Sep 2018, 18:28

Ian, the original intention was to get the boat CE approved and try to sell a few. Sadly plans changed and the project stalled. I have now decided to finish the boat for myself, but do still have all the moulds and a very good friend with a F/glass works, so it is possible that if somebody wanted a set of moulds for self completion we may do that. I am still the worlds greatest Carrrea fan, but the fast fisher should be a bit "sporty" with the 125 mercury and will be easier to store, trail and launch so I intend to keep it and leave the Carrera on our river mooring. Geoff.
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by betty boop » 03 Sep 2018, 12:57

lewlew100 wrote:Ian, the original intention was to get the boat CE approved and try to sell a few. Sadly plans changed and the project stalled. I have now decided to finish the boat for myself, but do still have all the moulds and a very good friend with a F/glass works, so it is possible that if somebody wanted a set of moulds for self completion we may do that. I am still the worlds greatest Carrrea fan, but the fast fisher should be a bit "sporty" with the 125 mercury and will be easier to store, trail and launch so I intend to keep it and leave the Carrera on our river mooring. Geoff.


Carrea's Geoff? sorry couldn't resist the plural/multiple :lol: at least I'm predicable :oops:

Fast fishers are more popular than I thought- Spent bank hol and the last week in Poole and spotted more than thought even a few Karnic I/B and O/B I guess they were already there but new for me, so you could have a market, for me I'm leaning heavily toward cloth as a means of propulsion, Its been hinted that I look at an old Carrea on a mooring down south as a floating caravan / short trip boat but just thinking slow and sedate is the way to go but with a small blow up semi rigid for a laugh now and then. Obviously that's for when I leave the flood plains though. :lol:
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by lewlew100 » 03 Sep 2018, 18:40

Only 1 Carrera afloat Ian (BB), and that one is still a bit sick - beats a caravan though. Geoff.
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by lewlew100 » 05 Sep 2018, 18:13

Moulds completed and the two coamings now fitted to boat. Geoff.
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by betty boop » 06 Sep 2018, 09:22

we definitely need a chat over the winter about re gel coating my engine pod, a new GRP table and 2 sun longer inserts. :lol: looking good though sorry haven't been to see it - will make the time soon.
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by lewlew100 » 06 Sep 2018, 22:06

No probs Ian(BB). Just contact me when ready. Managed to get the screen frame bonded on today, fitted a Lumar hatch fitted the WH roof temporarily. Geoff.
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