Busy weekend  actually bolting  fittings on.. such a good feeling !

Helpful  working where I do ,enables me to think through jobs and get them right first time.   On a different note  And off topic .

A Picture of  the project that I was working on at work. Overall  cost circa 200k+ Only Bugatti boat left  in existance circa 1933  ..world water speed record holder at 94 kph 




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    Loosley copied the fairey shape of bracket with original lower stay mounts and through mast spacer and bolt.20200921_202043
    Blister windows 10mm Perspex as the Blister was re laminated with 1/8" Agba..20220628_141538
    Niniette 3 20220628_091200
    5 page writeup in Octane Magazine

About simon

Boat: A5 ** Interest: My father purchased Diaphony in 1977, having just sold Our Lysander 17 called Grebe and with two adults and three kids and a dog it was decided that we needed a bigger boat.Having looked at a few boats my father stumbled across Diaphony A5 at Chichester marina on its trailer,after a while the owner finally clinched the deal with my Father in a pub at Dell Quay . After a year spent renovating A5 she was ready for launching at Chichester .The boat was sailed for the remainder of the 70s and early 80's having crossed the channel many times ,she was returned home for minor work and hasn't seen the water since. ** Location: bucks ** Country: GB

2 thoughts on “Restoration update pt2

  1. Simon

    Diaphony really does look great. I am really looking forward to seeing her on the water.
    Not sure about the tender though – I am not sure you will be popular with others in the anchorage coming back from the pub….


  2. Simon:
    It looks like there will be a very strong case to have Diaphony brought into the inaugural collection of the Virtual Museum of Small Cruising Yachts.

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