Tag Archives: Cape Cutter

False Start, but she has a name..

Well today was rig and launch day, but illness in the yard that were doing some work for me means the work is delayed. A combination of  work demands and holidays means that launch now won’t happen for another few … Continue reading

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On The Move

Drift is out of the shed, ready to be moved to for rigging and launch later in the week. Hull has had a polish with UV resistant polish. Sprayhood, cockpit tent all fitted. I have been through the lines, checked … Continue reading

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Sprayhood

The spray hood from Tecsew is now fitted and it looks great…..

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Bowsprit

Here is Drift packed in between the folkboat fleet.  I attached the bowsprit this weekend and it doesn’t clear the roof so you realise that it really is quite long! I need to find some bottle screws for the stays … Continue reading

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Bits

The mooring bill arrived this morning, a nice sobering thought and time to kick on with a few more bits. The cockpit tent and sprayhood are being fitted in the next couple of weeks. A few more bits have been … Continue reading

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Homeward Bound

At last the waiting is over and I headed North on Wednesday. Having spent the night at Oldhams finest (?) Premier Inn, I arrived nice and early to collect ‘Drift’. I was able to have a look over her before … Continue reading

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Motoring on

I haven’t collected the boat yet, but I was able to collect the auxiliary power this weekend. A 6hp Yamaha with tank and fuel line. I am sure 4 or 5hp would be enough for the boat, but as they … Continue reading

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Build Complete !

The boat is now complete and collection booked for two weeks time. This shot shows the finished interior with a couple of changes from the standard specification. Firstly the upholstery is not standard and the cushions are 5 inches thick … Continue reading

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…the rumour has it…

The noises from Lancashire are suggesting that Cape Cutter 19 sail number 121 is now complete! The positioning of the furler lines remains undecided as I have concerns about friction in the proposed system, so want to play around with … Continue reading

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Furler Fixing

The boat as standard comes with a Plastimo furler on the Yankee/Genoa, but Drift will have furlers on both headsails. Whilst open furlers do work for most of the time, its always when you need them that they can get … Continue reading

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Slowly Slowly Catchy Monkey

The build continues up at Honnor Marine in Rochdale. The deck, hull and inner moulding were all bonded a few weeks ago and as can be seen the hatch structures are now complete as is the wooden compression post. The … Continue reading

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Nearly here … apparently

The gestation of ‘Drift’ has been quite lengthy, but now the diversion of the boat show is over, the word from up North is a “couple of weeks or so”. Given that the mast wiring is happening and a battery … Continue reading

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Southampton Boat Show

We went to the Southampton boat show today, where Honnor Marine had a stand with some of their craft, including the Cape Cutter. With Drift getting close to completion, it was particularly useful to be able to crawl over a finished … Continue reading

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Drift is in build

Drift is currently in build at Honnor Marine.  As with any new boat there have been many things to consider – Hull colour, Sails, outboard, extent of electrics, etc etc. Drift is blue with cream sails. As with any build, … Continue reading

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