Learn about boats on show

2018-12-18 06:01
Ron Fuller and Elfi Tomlinson, who are hosting the boat show.

Ron Fuller and Elfi Tomlinson, who are hosting the boat show.

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A Sun Valley resident with a love for making model boats is exhibiting his work from his home until Thursday 24 January, for free.

Ron Fuller (85) is exhibiting 14 self-created model ships and boats and is available in person to explain the various ships and boats as well as how he built them.

“This is something I have been doing for years. I love the boats and I make different kinds of boats. We have had this show for some time. I was in the building industry for some time and I just love boats,” he says.

The boats Fuller has made include a fireboat, yacht, motor launch and Viking ship, among many others.

“I started doing this in 1979. I really love what I do. A lot of people ask me how long it really takes – truth is, I don’t really know. Some boats take time, others don’t. Others can take years. A lot of time goes into making a boat.”

The exhibition has been running since Sunday 16 December at 31 Barque Crescent and is open to everyone. Although entry to the event is free, Fuller says those that want to may make a donation towards the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) are welcome.

NSRI is a charity staffed by volunteers who are on call, day and night throughout the year. They have rescue bases along the coast and on inland dams. Among other activities, they visit schools around the country teaching children about water safety, what to do in an emergency and how to do basic hands-on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).V Call 021 785 1900 or 082 547 9085 for more information.

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