Re: Cold Mold over Old Carvel Planking
A pair of really lovely young ladies got involved in trying to build a sailboat that was a abit large for their budgets, The yard wasn' helping them They were running them out of money so they could take the boat and finish it and sell for their own use. I watched them work a couple of deals like that before approaching them about TanaMari. They gave a very good estimate and time period for Tanamari, $65,000 for the hull and deck with finished unterior work and keel attached (I paid for Keel), paint finished. I had sheets and sheets of drawings showing exactly where the holes were to be cut fore wiringm the number size hole to cut etc.
First...my resin arrived, but they began using it in another ladies project. I had brought in a excessive load of African Mahogany to use for the diagonal planking and the yard had started charging the two ladies a double price for it until I pointed out that they were using my material and it needed replaceing immediately. They were a bit shocked to find that the material would cost them 2-3 times what they expected, same with the resin that they had been using. The hulls were finished as far as we wanted to go and stacked all the tools etc inside with personal effects. ( The yard that was ripping everyone off was run by an American selling pirated plans from all major architects). It cost us about 6000 dollars to have a barge towed with two hulls and two shipping containers from Pattaya Thailand to Moorea. About 6 months later both boats were finished to top of the line standards. We sold the containers and tools to a local yard for a very substantial profit. The tug operator started looking around to find a place to live, but I think they made him believe he would like somewhere else better. I did also. This was before that large influx of American tourests of the Mutiny movies
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