Latest News From The Philippines
November 7, 2015
The next F-33 waiting to be launched last week at Subic Bay. This is for a Philippine
Now launched and with mast up. This is another very well fitted out boat with
Another view, with a 20hp Honda on the stern and a power tilt. Not a light weight motor
View from the front.
The next in line to be launched, and having the anti-fouling applied in the Clark No. 1 Factory last week.
Meanwhile, in the Clark #2 factory, Kim Alfreds F-45R all carbon racing cat has now had the inner
Inner hull half also with the first layer of carbon vacuumed on
Internal bulkheads now under construction, all being vacuum bagged up on a flat table
Meanwhile back in Factory #1, the first F-22 plugs have arrived and are waiting for the molds to be started. First task has been to source the correct materials locally, or have them shipped in if not available. Not just any tooling gelcoat or resin will do, as these molds will likely have to last 15 years or more, as have the F-27 molds. The actual boat gelcoat also has to last at least 20 years, so only top brands are being considered.
As stated last update, F-22 production in the Philippines will not happen overnight, there being many aspects such as the above to be resolved, but the process has started.