SV Tapatya - 31.8ft Benford dory build

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  • 15 Oct 2022 09:15
    Reply # 12954920 on 12954913
    Anonymous wrote:

    great job Tony...I sent you to your web site another message...no feedback requred...but again I wanted to congragtulate for a great job and taste on putting Tapatya together....

    may I be so nosey as to ask you if you are retired? ....you seem to manage your time quiet flexibly!


    Thannk Toni :-)


    No, I'm not retired - still working full time (not for all that much longer though!). This project has been my burning passion for over 5 years now - I put most of my free time into it. I'm very lucky to have an understanding and supportive family :-)
  • 15 Oct 2022 09:11
    Reply # 12954919 on 12953653
    Anonymous wrote:

    It appears you have a keel. You must be itching to get it in the water. Rudder next?

    Yes indeed, Len, the keel is on and I am certainly itching to get her in the water. I have some fairing, glassing and painting to do below the waterline, then I'll get on to hanging the rudder.


    Getting close now, although I don't intend to launch until after Easter, given the weather here :-)
  • 15 Oct 2022 08:19
    Reply # 12954913 on 6378376

    great job Tony...I sent you to your web site another message...no feedback requred...but again I wanted to congragtulate for a great job and taste on putting Tapatya together....

    may I be so nosey as to ask you if you are retired? ....you seem to manage your time quiet flexibly!


  • 14 Oct 2022 03:09
    Reply # 12953653 on 6378376

    It appears you have a keel. You must be itching to get it in the water. Rudder next?

  • 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/#



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