The Hout Bay 30 is a frameless design, so the hull is built over temporary frames that are removed at the time of turning the hull over. I have a few photos from the start of construction in 2009, then a big gap through to those at launch in 2018.
|The temporary frames have been set up on the building stocks and the centreline stringer fitted.|
|The transom has been set up. The stringers will be tack-welded to the tabs that can be seen projecting from the frame edges.|
|Arriving at the launch ramp.|
|Setting up a bipod frame to raise the mast.|
|Boat afloat, mast in place and bipod ready to do its work.|
|And up it goes.|
|No sails yet but she looks very pretty in a beautiful setting.|