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Selene Factory Visit

The time arrives for our next quarterly factory visit to Selene in China.  This is always an exciting time when we will get to see and feel the boat in the flesh!  This particular visit was quite difficult for me - we were right in the middle of the due diligence process for selling our business.  The completion date was planned for the end of October but there was still so much to do. The buyer did not seem to...
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Deck Join is a Milestone

September sees Destiny start to look like a real boat! The deck finishes cooking in its mould and towards the end of the month everything is ready to be joined together. The floor section has already been installed inside the hull. The battening and cabling has been getting on well but we need the lid 🙂 Deck release The first step is to release the deck and the upper section from the moulds. The factory do this very carefully with...
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Deck and infusion techniques

So we have the lower hull - but that's only half of the boat! The next step in the manufacturing process is to laminate the upper half. This will actually be the middle deck when its finished. For those who haven't got a clue what lamination means, this is the process of building a very strong fibre-glass shell. This can be with traditional lamination or with infusion. The hull is now sitting in the main factory hall on a cradle...
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Selene 6043 is Born!

The day has finally come when we get to see our new Selene for the first time and we're excited to be able to witness the release of the hull!  We have no idea how that works and are looking forward to learning.  The Jet Tern driver picked us up at 9am as promised and we battled through the traffic to get to the factory which took around an hour and a half!  Candy thought we would want to be...
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