Finally I’ve had time to finish the half hull model of William Hands 25 foot raised deck motor cruiser, Zenith. I started it around the time I did a bit of work on the model yacht started by my father, which has progressed a lot more in the last few months than it has in the preceding 5 decades, which isn’t saying much.
As you can see Zenith would be lovely looking boat. She has a classic fine hollow forefoot that should slice through the water, combined with plenty of rocker for good seakeeping and with her straight chine in the afterbody she should cut a rather stylish dash as you travel around the coast. Powered with an inboard of around 20 horsepower you won’t need to refill very often and with her comfortable two berth cabin with galley and head she’ll make you a fine economic river or coastal cruiser.
Anyway I made the mistake of rushing the start of this model which meant i had to paint which made the whole thing a lot more involved and complicated. I couldn’t get a good finish coat when I was making dust and trying to find time at the weekend to back into the workshop proved difficult and so on and so forth. So the next half hull I’m going to make will be better and unpainted. I’ve already picked a subject which is a boat that is Irish but hasn’t been built in over a 120 years. You’ll just have to subscribe to the blog to find out all about when it’s finished.
If you’d like to have your own full sized Zenith why not give Tiernan a ring on +353 (0)28 38973 or +353 (0)86 158 6937 or drop me and email.
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