Peter Eagles, who has been the harryproa engineer for the last 8 years has set up a carbon spar building operation in Adelaide, South Australia. Peter is an old hand at carbon structures and an expert in computer aided manufacturing. He is also developing some world leading techniques combining filament winding and infusion. All at very low prices and sold through Harryproa.
The beams in the photos are for a Canadian racing cat. Peter got the job ahead of all the USA and Asian mast manufacturers on the basis of weight and price. This despite the historically high Australian dollar at the time and the freight costs to Canada.
The next job is building 7 unstayed wing masts for 12-14m/40-46′ cats. These are unique in that they fold just above the boom to allow them to pass under bridges etc.
Peter will also be building the masts and beams for a number of harryproas in the near future.