Monthly Archives: February 2008

‘Waratah’ on boatdesign.net

The builder of my boat, Wynand Nortje, posted this nice entry on http://www.boatdesign.net. Check it out: StrandedMariner’s Tub Advertisements

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Hull progress.

Some more pictures of the hull of ‘Waratah’. The keel is quite impressive. It will be ballasted with 4000 kg of lead. Integrated in the keel will be two tanks for water (total capacity 500 liters) and two fuel tanks … Continue reading

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Watermakers

‘Waratah’ will eventually have a watermaker, but not until I will do some serious cruising. For the next coming few years, when I will do mostly shorter trips, I don’t really need one. The problem with watermakers is that they … Continue reading

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Hull plating.

Another update on S/V ‘Waratah’. Most of the hull plating is in place now, with only the bow and transom to be finished before the final welding phase can start. Meanwhile also the Yanmar engine has arrived in Cape Town. … Continue reading

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A hull takes shape.

A few more pictures of the progress in building ‘Waratah’. All the frames are up now, and the longitudinal stringers in place. In the next few days the frame will be further stiffened with flat bars and angle bars. Then … Continue reading

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