One of the frequently asked questions is, “What is the difference between our GRP and Wooden kits?”
Our grp boats are constructed from a Glass Fibre and Polyester resin (grp) and come pre-built ready for immediate sailing, rowing or motoring.
Our wooden kits however, are a series of parts awaiting assembly. You can assemble the kit yourself or we can assemble it for you (please contact us for more details).
The rest of the questions relate to our wooden kits.
How long will the build take?
Working weekends and a few odd hours :-
Limpet, 60/70 hours to get the hull completed ready for paint preparation and painting.
Cormorant, 100/120 hours to get the hull completed ready for paint preparation and painting .
How much space do I need?
Roughly the size of a single garage.
Are special boat building techniques required?
No, just a general DIY knowledge.
What special tools are required?
Basic DIY tools plus plane, spoke shave, jigsaw and plenty of G clamps. We would also recommend a router however this is not a necessity but does make life easier!!!
What’s included in the kits?
As detailed in the Prices page, but basically everything you need for construction, however depending your application techniques additional consumables may be required.
What’s not included in the kits?
Polystyrene for buoyancy, available from you local D.I.Y store, full detailed drawings will be provided.
Addition wood to construct the framing fixture (shipping box can be used as part of the main framing fixture)
Paint (2 pack polyurethane), available from your local Chandlery or we can give recommendations.
Personal protective equipment i.e. rubber glove, face mask etc.
Safety gear required for boating.
How long will it take to arrive?
Limpet, on average it take about 2 weeks.
Cormorant, on average it takes about 3 weeks