The BBCo Pilot Boat

BBCo Pilot Kit

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About this product

The BBCo Pilot Kit - Only available in Australia

Making parents and grandparents look like legends.
The BBCo Pilot Kit is a flat-packed, DIY project for the more serious wooden-boat builder. Inspired by Charles Napier Hemy's beautiful painting of 'The Pilot' in stormy seas, this pointed-bow boat is much bigger and sturdier than the BBCo Classic Rowboat, designed to withstand bigger swells and seating up to six people. To build your own boat, all you need to do is follow the step-by-step instructions. 

Kit includes:
· Detailed plans and informative construction notes
· Precision-cut plywood (114 parts)
· Stainless steel screws
· Silicon Bronze nails
· Rowlocks

· Two-part epoxy glue
· Cups and stirrers for preparing the glue
· Six tubes of Sikaflex premium marine adhesive/sealant
· Disposable gloves

Tools required:
· Hammer
· Caulking Gun
· Drill

Not included:
· Undercoat
· Paint/Varnish
. Sandpaper
. Primer
. Oars and Rope

Product specs:
Unbuilt dimensions: Boxed size 2400mm x 710mm x 150mm
Boxed weight: 90kg

Built dimensions: 4117mm x 1572mm x 805mm
Built weight: 120kg 

How long will it take to build?
The BBCo Pilot Kit will take up to 100 hours to complete and you should make sure you allow several weekends for construction, so that the glue has a chance to set. For more information download our detailed instruction manual here.

Where do I buy oars?
AUSTRALIA: You can buy them right here, in the accessories section of our store. We sell a pair of S6 oars complete with stops, also sold seperately at Whitworths in Sydney, Australia. 

How many oars should I buy?
The Pilot has two sets of rowlocks, to accommodate two pairs of oars. However you can still row the boat with one pair of oars.

Where do I buy paint?
AUSTRALIA: 'International' marine paints are sold at
 Whitworths in Sydney and other locations around Australia.

Where do I buy a trailer?
AUSTRALIA: We recommend the multi-roller Brooker 146MR trailer, which is the right length to transport the BBCo Pilot.

Where do I buy a boat cover?
AUSTRALIA: You can buy one right here, in the accessories section of our store.

Where do I buy lifejackets?
AUSTRALIA: Lifejackets can be bought at Whitworths, Sturrocks, Target or any store with an outdoors section.

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In The Press
The BBCo boats have been featured in Wall Street JournalThe AustralianVogue LivingGQWiredand the Sydney Morning Herald Magazine.




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