Sunday, March 19, 2017

started with the outboard mount

Rob did come today to help me with the outboard mount, I wanted something like Richard did on his F32SR. We first started with disabling the standard mounts because they are not necessary in this setup. We made some sides from wood so we could easy see how the setup must be. I only have the pictures of the setup so there is a little guesswork in it. We lifted the motor lots of times to make the right adjustments. On the end I glued some old panels together so that the sides will be strong enough. As last job we sanded the rudder and put some primer on it.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

put a filler on the rudder

I started directly with sanding the work I did yesterdays. After suspending the rudder on the roof I put a blue filler on it. The rest of the day I did a lot of small jobs. The organizers still have to be fixed but that goes better with a extra set of hands. I put a heater at the rudder so it is sand-able tomorrow

Friday, March 17, 2017

taped the frond of the rudder

During the week I did some small things on the rudder like drilling holes and sanding the edges. In the morning I started directly with the rudder. I first made a vacuum back and then laminated the pieces what I did cut before. When finished I started with the block in the dagger board case to glue that in place but I first put a line threw the block to the top of the case. I had not enough bolts so I only put them on the corners, the rest will be later put in place. An other thing I did do last days was mounting the water tap in the toilet room. This was time consuming because of the narrow space.
Drilling the hole for the tap was a challenge, you can do it only right in one time because of the clear carbon. I also did some work on the hoses of the toilet, not much to see at the moment. In the afternoon I did some small time consuming things like drilling holes for the end stops of the traveler. I did also some work on the instrument panel locker but did not take photos. On the end of the day the laminated of the rudder was dry and I put some putty on the front so I can be sanded to morrow.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Glued the rudder half's together

We routed the half's flat with the router tool and this worked very fine. Getting the half's out of the mold with a wedges was easy and it looked very good. You can see the in-print of tape we put in. This is for the carbon tape what comes over in in the front and the upper part. We glued the half's together with some carbosil and glass putty and put them under vacuum again. Before we glued them we put some screws in it so the half's stay on the exact position. In the afternoon Fetske laminated a plate of 5 layers 400 gr glass fiber. This will be used as backing plates and some other pieces to seal from the carbon. I painted the clear carbon pieces with clear coated epoxy. I hope the toiled is finished now so I can place it with some sikaflex on its place and finish this part.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

mosaic of foam

I started with the unpacking of the rudder and to cut some foam pieces to mosaic it in the rudder half's. This did take the hole morning. In the afternoon Fetske did come to assist me to glue all the foam pieces in place with some putty. When all was in place we put the vacuum on it to press all the foam down. After a short tea break I moved on to install the water taps. As final yob I glued the holding tank hatch in place and mounted some screws in the frond hatch. I had not all screws because some must be longer and where not in stock and must be ordered.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Layed some layers on the center HD piece

In the morning we directly did go to the shed to laminated three layers of biaxial on the center HD piece of the rudder and with some leftover epoxy we glued the table stand in place. In the afternoon we did some shopping and bought some water tap and hose.
There was not much time left when we arrived at home so I only drilled some holes for the tap in the kitchen and connected some hose.

Monday, March 6, 2017

just a update

The router tool works perfectly, the center piece is 1,5 mm lower for the extra laminated