Saturday, 31 January 2009

Bow buoyancy tank and seat

Supports for the top of the front seat have been fitted, a hole has also been made for the drain/breather plug.

Here the top mast support is fitted to the underside of the front seat top. I have extended the ply used for the mast support so that it will prevent the seat from flexing when stood on.

Monday, 26 January 2009

Starting to fit internal structure

Internal chine seams are filleted with thickened Epoxy and covered in glass tape.

A plywood pad is fitted to bow for the painter fixing eye.

Front face of stern seat/buoyancy tank is trimmed and fitted in place. Blobs of epoxy hold it in place before filleting.

Additional Ply fitted where the drain hole/bung will be fitted. Shown here on the forward bulkhead.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Epoxy Sheathing

Hull joins are strengthened with 75mm glass tape, the whole outer surface has two protective coats of epoxy.

Saturday, 10 January 2009

I have a mast!

I have been donated a mast, boom and sail and it's the perfect size. The sail is very old cotton and the rigging is rusty but otherwise perfect.

Sunday, 4 January 2009

Hull panel's fitted

Bottom, side and chine panel fitted, joins are filled with thickened epoxy. Pins used where necessary to hold it all together while the epoxy cures.