Sunday, December 4, 2016

Blue spots

I sanded the hole hull to make it smoother for the next layers of paint and you can better see all the low spots, pin holes and scratches. While I was sanding Fetske did marked the spots what did need some attention.
I then put some blue filler on all the spots. In the afternoon I painted the dagger board and some other loose panels and with the rest of the paint I did the back of the hull. I took the painting stuff home to give the tops off the beams also a layer of paint.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Put some anti-fouling on the bottom

We spent the hole day on putting five layers of anti-fouling on the bottom and the result did not look bad.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Preparing the bottom

Yesterday morning I sanded the dagger board slot and put a last primer on it. In the afternoon we did pick-up our trailer. It is a second hand one what was to small for my comfort and the axles had to replaced to EU standard.  Today I did find out they did made it to wide, I asked for 2,35 m and they made it 2,53 m.  So it will be brought back in January, and it was no problem. In the meantime I can trial fit the cradle so they can also adjust some support what have to come off.
Today I spend most off the time in preparing the bottom with sanding and cleaning. I also did a trial fit off the dagger board upside down to look if the slot was ok, I had to sand a little away and it now fits. On the end of the day I put some masking tape on the waterline and a tape with some plastic on it to protect the paint from anti-fouling spatters.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

finishing the dagger board case slot

I took the afternoon free to finish the dagger board case slot. After some sanding of the laminated I first put some primer on the bottom because it dries quick. In the meantime I lightly sanded the the paint layer by hand so that Fetske can do another layer tomorrow. When that was done I put some masking tape on the waterline. By then the primer was dry and I did put a filler on the slot and some other spaces were I did find some low spots. I then moved to the garage were I had one beam to do with some primer on the bottom. You can see the cradle in the background waiting for its trailer.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Painted the other side

Fetske did paint today the other side of the main hull. I went to the shed tonight with Fetske to look how it looked. I also cut a ruff hole in the laminated of the dagger board slot. I have tomorrow afternoon free so I can finish it and put some filler or primer on it to make it ready for the anti-fouling paint. I will also tape the waterline so Fetske can do a second layer of DD paint on it on Wednesday

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Painting the main hull

In the morning I started with the dagger board case slot to sand it and to fill some holes. When that was done I laminated a thin layer of carbon over it to make it a bit stronger. I than did give the dagger board an other layer of paint. After the lunch we watched the F1 grand prix. After the finish we went to the shed again, Fetske did a final layer of paint against the sealing and I put on one side a thin layer of paint. Maybe Fetske will do the other side tomorrow.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

glued the dagger board slot in place

In the morning I started with putting some primer on the beams and the underside of the cradle in the garage. I then went to the shed to make the slot fit  and cut it in three pieces. I drilled some small holes in the top of the slot pieces and screwed a piece of foam on it to hold it even with the bottom. In the afternoon I glued it all in place and put some pieces of foam in the center to press it to the sides. After some cleaning of the table and the dagger board I started with DD paint om the dagger board.