Originally Posted by lakelandterrier
We participated in a U.K. tender and won it. I do not know who else took part and really not interested . A good result for us
The rib arrived to SDS exactly 8 weeks after the hull was passed off by the U.K. Southampton based surveyor who wanted to see the inside before the deck and cabin were in place. Infusion method for making the hull and only high density closed cell foam for the stringers and transom. No marine ply was used.
Maritime Filming did a photo shoot for us on Thursday 21 May and the weather was perfect. The following day the weather changed and to my delight as the Kent Police guys were facing a 180Nm passage to Sheerness via Looe Channel. A lot of you here knows what means in shi**y weather.
I got off in Brighton and they carried on to Eastbourne for the night. The following day they faced a 100 Nm passage in not to pleasant weather conditions.
By the time they reached their destination they knew they had for sure purchased the right craft. Well I knew that from day one.