SV Tapatya - 31.8ft Benford dory build

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  • 07 Aug 2021 14:38
    Reply # 10852871 on 10837697
    Anonymous wrote:

    You and the faithful team have done a great job, Tony.  A worthy successor to Miss Molly!  The boat looks beautiful.  I love the interior.  I look forward to the day when you sail off on a cruise.


    Thank you Graham. Me too :-)
  • 07 Aug 2021 01:13
    Reply # 10837697 on 6378376

    You and the faithful team have done a great job, Tony.  A worthy successor to Miss Molly!  The boat looks beautiful.  I love the interior.  I look forward to the day when you sail off on a cruise.

  • 06 Aug 2021 08:40
    Reply # 10818449 on 6378376

    Well, after what is approaching 4 years of constant (part time) work, we finally pulled Tapatya out of the boat shed. There are still a few 'minor' bits to make and fit, like masts and a keel (plus several more), but we're getting there, and she has daylight on her :-)


    Here's a link to the latest video showing the rather low-tech haul out :-)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTOmU-xmE2w

  • 25 Apr 2019 08:26
    Reply # 7303007 on 7299481
    Anonymous wrote:

    It's good to see a quality build progressing nicely like this.

    A question - how do you plan to close the companionway? It looks trapezium shaped for conventional washboards; or is that a result of using a fisheye lens?

    Thank you David :-)

    Yes, I intend to fit traditional washboards and have a sliding hatch.

  • 23 Apr 2019 14:46
    Reply # 7299481 on 6378376

    It's good to see a quality build progressing nicely like this.

    A question - how do you plan to close the companionway? It looks trapezium shaped for conventional washboards; or is that a result of using a fisheye lens?

  • 22 Apr 2019 09:59
    Reply # 7297242 on 6378376

    It's been a while since I posted anything about the progress of the build here. Things are progressing nicely - she's pretty much boat shaped and mainly decked in. Some of the interior furnishings are in place and the engine is in position.

    I've just updated my website with a slideshow of photos showing her as she is now - most of them were taken just this morning. It can be seen here; http://www.svtapatya.com/#



  • 20 Jul 2018 10:02
    Reply # 6389825 on 6389731
    Anonymous wrote:

    Well done!  It's a great feeling isn't it?  You'll be blasting along, now!


    Thanks, Annie. It is indeed!
  • 20 Jul 2018 08:17
    Reply # 6389731 on 6378376

    Well done!  It's a great feeling isn't it?  You'll be blasting along, now!

  • 19 Jul 2018 14:50
    Reply # 6388682 on 6378376

    Well, the roll over went well - performed with the aid of a come along winch and a car jack. She's now back in her shed and the right way up. I'm working on the combings and coachroof sides now :-)

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  • 13 Jul 2018 07:43
    Reply # 6379673 on 6378376

    Thank you David :-)

    Good luck with your build. It doesn't seem long ago that I was at that stage of having a pile of bulkheads and was thinking through how to go about setting it all up. The boat will take shape quickly from there!

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