This morning we had the inspection of the bottom of Thrill Seeker and after that we signed the deal.
The boat stays in the Netherlands.
In the late afternoon we put some carbon on the deck around the beams and that half is now done.
Now we can do the other half but tomorrow we also have to sail with friends in the afternoon.
I took some hours free to do some taping under the deck again, this time I did fold the float first. This was a exited moment because I was a little afraid of the aliment but it went flawless smooth. The float toughs the center hull when its completely folded. The out holders for the floats will solve this later that the float will be stopped before it reach the center hull. I can now sleep much better 😌. In the folded state it was easier to laminated the underside off the deck and did not need a pair off stairs. All the caps around the beams are now filled to. We can now laminated the deck side what is a piece of cake.
I took the afternoon free to put some more carbon tape around the beams. I first started with the horizontal struts on the front beam, this was not so hard to do. But then I started with the tape below the deck and gravity was not on my site. On the place were I could clime in the hull it was all done but in the front and the after beam I could only put one layer on it instead of two. So that has to be done next time. An other big thing was I had no assistant who could give me all the materials and that cost me way more time. I do find this the most unpleasant jobs of the build and it takes much longer than expected.
Yesterday I had to work in the morning and Rob was coming to help in the afternoon but it all went different, when we arrived in the shed I did get a telephone call that some thing was very wrong and I had to get to work again. Rob and Fetske did prepare the beams and the hull will I was on my work. When I did come back they just finished the preparations and it was to late to glue it together. Today Fetske and did some keyhole surgery. On the photos it looks easy but is a bit of a struggle to bend your arms around the corner threw a small hole and looking in the mirror what you are doing. Fetske did bought a nice led lamp what fits nicely through the holes. The topside and the front horizontal struts still has to be done, maybe I can do them during the week when I take some hours free.
I spend the morning I spend on the port side with the aliment of the after beam. In the afternoon Fetske helped me first to transport the port float to the good side and we then lifted the float under the beams. We then had to cut some small pieces away around the beam holes to fit the beams in the floats. With a pair of clamps and bands we strapped the float to the beams so we could trial fold the floats. After some adjustments it was acceptable. The hole process was not easy and I sometimes cursed my self. Tomorrow we can clue starboard side together.
This weekend we had our Henk Eggink troffee races. This year we did not race our self's because lack of time 😉 and better spend on Thriller. I did help on the start ship with the results on the computer and making pictures. They will be publish later this week on the site of the CTC .
Today we did drill the corrected holes for the last beam and now it is acceptable, I only have to sand a little of the beam mount because the beam strut is scraping a little along the site at one point.
Today Reijer, Fetske and I transported the floats to the big shed so they can use to the feeling that they will be bond together with the main hull 😉.
In two hours we had transported the floats and I was re leaved 😌that it was done, the street at the small shed is always busy and relative small.