November 2021 Update

Thank you for dropping by for a read and a catch up as here in the UK we plunged into a month of stormy weather and freezing temperatures that made life far from ideal for painting the underside of our jet hydroplane Longbow but more about that later within this...

December 2020 Update & Jet Engines

This month’s update should really be titled ‘no pressure’ as it begins with reference to an online discussion with a nice chap who has been following the building of our jet hydroplane Longbow and in particular our recent exchange regarding how her...

February 2020 Update inc. Air Trapping Hulls

Yes here it is at last, our first diary update for 2020 having skipped doing one for January whilst we had an extended break as a result of waiting upon material arriving to continue with the build of our jet hydroplane Longbow. Thank you to those who wrote in asking...

August 2019 Update inc. Electrics

This month as part of the venture, we continued with the tasks required to be in a position to test the twin Viper jet engines for our jet hydroplane Longbow (and her spare engine). For those of you who have been following our progress in the monthly updates, you will...

March 2019 Update inc. Protecting wood

Here in Britain we have come to expect wind and rain for most of the year but when I think of Australia, it conjures sweltering prolonged sunny days. That being the case it came as something of a surprise to see our good friend Dave Warby and his team struggling down...

February 2019 Update inc. Softening Lignin

Here is one for your local pub quiz, what is the second most common natural polymer in the world? If that has you stumped (no pun intended), the answer is a component of wood, called lignin. So what is lignin and what on earth has it got to do with the building of our...

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