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AlbatrossBoatsnBits Helping Hands

ABnB Helping Hand Project

Initial Goal $3000

By 28th February 2017 Helping Hand

Welcome to our Helping Hands Projects page

The page is where projects we're working on will be featured and discussed.

The first project is our own project seeking assistance from community minded people to raise funding that will help with the setup of our own facilities. Initially funds raised with the , will be used to purchase our demonstrator boats ($3000), then stage two of the project will launch which is the purchase of 2 x 12m (40 ft) High Top containers, an Over Container shelter and a 9m x 8m Barn style shelter which will be setup as a self contained spray booth (approx $22500). The 3rd stage of the project is purchasing tools and machinary (approx $20000+).

Any and all support is greatly appreciated, our initial goal is $3000, once our own project has been fully funded, AlbatrossBoatsnBits will continue to run the page and any funds raised will be used in 3 main areas. Namely: Supporting a project for the Green and Blue Valley Schools, Sailability on the Gold Coast and establishing a community group with a focus on promoting seamanship, boat handling and other programs that preserves and promotes interest in maritime history, life and environment, this will be incorparated as a not-for-profit association.

Note: At this AlbatrossBoatsnBits is not a charity or a not-for-profit and any funds raised are subject to income tax.

Assistance from the community in helping to raise funds that will . Our primary focus is on establishing a business that has several objectives. 1: Building handmade craft that fit the purpose they were designed for and providing their owners with a great deal of satisfaction. 2: Promoting skill development through a hands approach to learning. 3: Promoting

The funds will be used to Pay Alan for the 3.7m Clinker dinghy, trailer and outboard motor and also to cover the cost of materials used to build the 2.4m dinghy and 4.5m Transom stern canoe that were built just before Alan and John the owners of ATTC shut up shop. Considerable work has gone into preparing moulds and other bits and pieces needed to get things ready to begin building these boats.

The closure of ATTC in Dec 2016 was unfortunate and a couple of really fantastic guys Alan Brown & John Henderson both of whom I can never thank enough for their generosity have walked away from what was the better part of 20 years of instructing and sharing their knowledge with students of which I was one and now it's my turn to share my knowledge & passion with students, the community and anybody who's interested.

The raising of $3000 by the end of the month (28th Feb 2017) is stage one of a much larger project. Not only will these 3 beautiful little vessels be purchased, but the development of the business can continue and this leads onto stage 2 which is the purchase of 2 x 12m high top containers, an Over container shelter and a smaller shelter that will be used as a self contained spray booth. (See below)

ABnB Containers and Over Container Shelter workshop
AlbatrossBoatsnBits Proposed Workshop Layout
AlbatrossBoatsnBits Self Contained Spray Booth

So this then is the first stage of a much larger project that will not only see our own small craft being built, but also provide a wide variety of training and community programs that will be introduced over the next 12 months providing access to a variety of maritime activities from boat building to seamanship and everything in between.

How can you exercise your Helping Hand? Ideally, ordering one of our boats would be a great way to lend a Helping Hand, however not everyone wants or has need of a boat. By the way our boats are very reasonably priced, starting with the AlbaTrossBnB Explorer 45 Fisher a Transom Stern Canoe at $597, then there's our AlbaTross CarTopper 24 PRAM dinghy which would make a great little tender for a bigger boat or a great little fishing dinghy for sheltered water ways.

Lastly our AlbaTross NorFolk 37 Clinker dinghy at $1997, boat only, which can be set up for outboard use, or it can be set up as a sail boat, which is what it was originally at $5997 including trailer.

Obviously we don't have these boats just sitting around, they would need to be built and that takes time, however if you're really interested in having one of our boats built, please make sure you call and have a chat to us about what you require and something can be worked out.

The easiest option is the obvious one, just pitch in and give us a Helping Hand it will be very much appreciated indeed. So listen if you think this is a really good thing to do lending a Helping Hand, please make sure to stay in touch, we would really like to do something in return for your support. We just need to find out what that something is. Make sure you visit our web site at AlbatrossBoatsnBits and leave your name and email, we'll never share it or sell it to anyone, that's our guarantee, or you can find us on Facebook at AlbatrossBoatsnBits is on Facebook

At this time I'd like to take the opportunity to offer a very personal Thank you, what ever you decide to do, we really appreciate that you took the time and effort to drop by and actually see what this is all about...   If you decide that you would like to give a Helping Hand what ever you decide you can chip in would be very much appreciated and it would be an honour knowing that you decided to give us a Helping Hand.  
Thank you

Kind regards

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The Green and Blue Valley Schools Project

The GBVS project is focus on setting the community up to be self sustaining through the building of earthship style buildings, that collects and stores it's own water, grows and produces it's own food and produces it's own power using solar panels.

There will be a number of buildings required, several large class rooms, two dormatories, a meeting centre and a kitchen, all self sustaining. A property that the school owns is also required.

More about this project will be available in the near future.

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