Sunday, January 15, 2017

Started with the rudder plug

Yesterday morning I drilled some holes and mounted some hinges and some other small stuff. In the afternoon Nico and some friends from sailing did come for a dinner with us and Nico brought a nice percent in the form of a routed MDF rudder plug. It has the form in steps of 0,6 mm so I don't have to sand much. Today I started with the plug and Fetske did sand the hull. I draw some lines in the corners of the routed edges. This was a trick of Nico so you can better see with sanding if you are there. Drawing the lines did almost take more time than the sanding. I think I sanded the plug in form in 15 minutes per half. When that was finished I started helping Fetske with sand the hull. In the afternoon we cleaned the sanded hull to put another layer of paint on it. I also did put some paint on the MDF, but that was sucked in the MDF. If that is dry I can put some filler on some imperfections the router did made and the screw hole.


Friday, January 13, 2017

Drilling holes in the beam mounts

The paint from yesterday looked already good but not hard enough to sand so I started with making a mold for drilling the holes in the beam mount at the exact location. When I did get the mold I started to draw lines where the holes had to come. I first drilled with a small bit, because you can drill more exact on the spot. In the afternoon I started with a bigger drill bit. This is a slow process because of the thick carbon. After a tea break I grinned some carbon away so the compression piece did fit nice.
I also did look how the compressor did fit in the small space near the SP unit. This compartment can be completely sealed with the Anderson deck plates so if there is a leak there is no problem at all.


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Painted the upper outside of the hull with first layer

I took some hours free in the afternoon to paint the deck and the side with a first layer of DD paint.
Fetske did the sides and I did the deck, on the end I did some spots on the inside.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

small jobs

Today I did a lot of small things, it does not look much but takes a lot of time. I started with looking at the clear coat from yesterday and it looks rely good, it needs an other layer of it to finish, but it is still to soft to sand it light. I then drilled some holes to hang the fridge module on the top with some screws. This was temporary because the inside needs another layer of paint. Fetske did come a little later and did some sanding of the primer by hand. The primer is not hard enough to do some more sanding. In the afternoon I started with drilling holes for the main sheet traveler. We then made a grove in the tube of toilet entrance so a soft door can be placed in the grove. On the end we painted the inside, there were still some places left what did need some paint. Still not finished because we could not do every thing others we did toughs the paint.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

clear carbon art

Yesterday morning I sanded the window edges and in the afternoon we brought our trailer back to make him on the right wide. Today we did a lot of sanding on the outside, In the afternoon Fetske did start with another layer of primer and I started with some carbon art pieces to paint them with blank epoxy. When I was finished I help Fetske with the rest of the primer.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Filling the window edges with putty

This morning we had a slower start than normal 😉 because of yesterdays evening. Fetske did start with dremmeling the window edges and Rob and I dremmeld some room for the winches so that they can be more placed to the inside. This is for the spray hood later, we did this the same with Thrill Seeker. Then Rod did help Fetske with the window edges and I started with filling them with some putty. I did only the underside and the sides because I did need an other mixture with some more aerosil in it because the other stuff with micro fibers did not hold enough. Fetske and Rob did some sanding after the edges. After lunch Rob went home and we did go to the shed again to finish the top edges of the windows. While I was doing that Fetske did mark all the spots what do need some attention, some is only some more sanding others need some more filling.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy new year

Today Rob did come to help me a hand. We started with the trampoline tubes and this was much easier with the two of us than alone. When we finish routing the tubes we gave the a little sanding with a sanding paper on a tube. The holes are 20 mm wide. We than cut one side of the windows out and went for lunch. After lunch we did the other window side. The next thing was the tubes in the entrance where I put a splash sail in, I do use this also on Thrill Seeker and keeps the boat much dryer and easier accessible. Rob did make a small mold to guide the Multitool so we could easy cut a staid grove in the tube. First we did use a fine blade and after that we use a blade with grid on it to make the grove wider. Rob did smooth the groove with a piece of sanding paper over a rot. In the bottom tube we made a wider entrance for the cloth whit a line in it to enter. Wile Rob was doing that I sanded the windows. In the end we cleaned all the mess we made.

I wish you all a happy new year and a good sailing season.