Elle is being stored in a barn this winter. Located in Dell Quay, Chichester Harbour – Apuldram Manor Farm. The storage allows the luxury of working on the boat throughout the winterRead More…
Title: 4 completed Rear RCaption: Forward chock bolted trough mudguard support brackets Title: Rear chock bracketCaption: Bolted to frame and rear chock Title: Rear chock bolt – through angle bracketsCaption: 12 mmRead More…
A169 “Elle” (formerly Kerry Piper) Wooden Boom and mast rebuild 2018 Boom Boom rebuild was completed over the last week in August – see photos for work stages etc. Still a fewRead More…
Winter Cover: Removed the waxed canvas cockpit tent for valeting; so have made up a new winter deck cover for A 169. NB: Article on making the cover will be in AOARead More…
Weather is too hot for scheduled epoxy work on A169 (renamed Elle). July had been set aside for epoxy cloth sheathing below WL and rebuilding the wood mast. The problem is thatRead More…
Above: 100W “Fuji Wave” panel – delivers a high voltage with exceptional low light energy capture. Mid afternoon March last w/e measured input was 300V+.These are designed for commercial solar installations, butRead More…
Missed the bulletin deadline this year, so thought I would add this blog of the ongoing work on Kerry Piper A169. Working on the basis of KP launch in 2018, need toRead More…
Last week (of August), after several postponements due to inclement weather, KP’s scaffold shed was dismantled. The scaffolding has been reconfigured to provide a higher lift on the winched slings ready for the undersides
Electric Motor Installation.
Photo: Electric motor installation 1. Electric motor components set up in situ to check all OK before final insta
A169 Aft Cabin refurbishment.
A169 Nav Station.
Photo: Kerry Piper- Nav station mod’s. Slide out chart table allows access to storage/quarter berth below cockpit seat. Form
Photo: Saloon – shelving and seat mod’s. Full length shelves added to each side of saloon. Fitted cushion back below shelves NB:
Colin has been in touch with the current owner Eles Ellis who is very anxious to get rid of her and has offered the boat for no payment!
A169 Kerry Piper Cabin Table.
Photo: Kerry Piper – Table project. Further detail to the bulletin article. Provides a functional foldaway table
A169 Kerry Piper Aft Deck repairs.
Photo: Aft deck repairs collage 1. Aft deck rebuild – top section repairs. Weather very cold for epoxy glui
A169 Kerry Piper Hull repairs.
Trying to complete as much of the epoxy /veneer repair work before the colder weather arrives. Added below some pic’s of the the aft cabin repairs to the extensive dry rot. The rotten frame abaft the new aft bulkhead – s
A few photo’s of restoration work (so far) for A169 Kerry Piper. Apologies for the pick and mix collages, I will be posting a more complete record of the ongoing restoration of KP later
Adding an electric/hydraulic propulsion system to A169 (Kerry Piper) and thought it may be of some interest (attached plan). The mechanical installation is pending completion of structural work to the hull and bulkheads, but I aim to have it ins
Newly listed – Epenetus