Saturday and Sunday I did not make much progress, I came to the conclusion that some electrical setup had to be altered. I did try to drill a hole and tap tread in the rudder post but my tap did break.
The only thing I could finish is the hose fitting in the main hull.
Today I heard that Ian Farrier past away, a big loss for the multi hull community.
I started today with drawing some lines to cut a hole for the VHF near the entrance and after the cutting I put some putty on the edges to seal off the foam. In the afternoon I also drilled a hole in one side of the main hull fore the tube what comes from the float, the other one I will do tomorrow. On the end off the day Fetske did come to assist me with making molds for the front and the after trampolines so they can then be made by Van Beelen.
I put one photo of the swim ladder what I did last week. Last Sunday we helped the new owner of Thrill Seeker to get the boat out of the water and to the winter storage so we had no time to work on Thriller.
Fetske did get the cushions from the shop and did bring them to the boat to trial fit them. I did some drilling in the retaining brackets and I had to adjust them a little. The shed is now real cold and makes working not that pleasant. On the end we did some paint tough-ups at the front and the retaining brackets.
This morning my sail maker and I went to the rigger to measure the curve of the mast so that he can design the sail it in the right curve. In the afternoon I mounted the swim ladder on the back (forgot to take a picture), I mounted the retaining plates to the beams and to the main hull. On the plate on the hull there must be drilled some holes and if that is done they can be anodized. After the tea brake Fetske painted the cabin floor for the second time and I fitted some hose tulle's in the floats. They will be use to put the cables for the transducer and the solar panel thru and it also is for venting the floats.
This morning the backrest were still nice in place 😉 , I then turned my attenion to the genaker pole and puled the peel ply away. With a bit sanding it looked very good, now I have to buy some carbon sleeve to pule over the end. Then I changed the light plug for my trailer for a modern one so I don't need an adapter any more. In the afternoon we painted the deck for the second time and the cabin floor for the first time. We also did some touche up on the back were the swim ladder mounts were placed.
This morning I had a little sad back because the EVA foam I glued on the backrest had come down. The glue did not hold it, probably my layer of glue was a bit contaminated because I used a circle saw to cut it. The stairs were OK because I cut those pieces with a knife. After putting the foam to the side I started with some carbon laminate over the foam rings I glued last week on the boom, Later I will put some more extra carbon over it to make the end a bit stronger. I then glued some EVA foam in the anchor locker floor to protect it. Before I did go to lunch I glued some carpet in the rudder sleeve but this time on the end. In the afternoon we glued the EVA foam to the backrest again but this time with contact glue.