I only worked in the afternoon and finished the front nets. I started with drilling holes for the cleats for the dagger board (not finished yet) and as last thing I finished the motor rudder connection, I did not had the right size line so I could not get it through the cleat. So I tight it of on the tube to look if it was working ok and it did it perfectly.
Friday, February 16, 2018
I started with some small things like the rudder motor connection (no photo's taken yet), some connectors for the solar panels near the battery and the last cotter pins for the folding system. When all that was done I looked at the front nets. I first was thinking they were in the way for clewing the solar panels later but that was no problem. So I started with the starboard side. After the lunch I finished that side and started with the port side, tomorrow I finish that side.
Sunday, February 11, 2018
I started the morning with the rudder bracket to attache some cleats on it to hold the rudder blade down and the other for the connection to the motor. The last one still needs some finish but I need some other hardware for that. In the afternoon Fetske did come assist me again with the port main trampoline, I already did some work on it in the morning but with the two of us it goes quicker. Now I feel the small lines in my fingers from tightening them, but result is very nice. We only have to burn off the ends off the lines. Before we do the front nets we first clue the solar panels in place what is easier with out them.
Saturday, February 10, 2018
We finished the back and main trampoline on the starboard side, in the morning it was cold so that did not work that well if you need your fingers to tighten the small line. In the afternoon it was a little warmer and that was easier with tightening. We already started with the front and the back of the other side so tomorrow we will finish that one as well.
Friday, February 9, 2018
Sunday, February 4, 2018
List with things to do is getting shorter, I mounted some piece glass fiber / carbon on the front and the end of the foil sliders, the bolts to adjust the angle of the foil will be against this. Now I only have to install the bolts to finish this. I then started to work inside because it was cold and in the boat I had a heater on. I mounted there the solar chargers and pulled some wires, I only need some cable clamps to connect the to the battery circuit. In the afternoon I drilled out the holes for the wires of the solar panels. They are now ready to be glued on the deck but I want to wait to get it a little warmer before I do that. After the tea break Fetske did help to lash the back trampolines on the boat and put the dagger board in the trunk and fold the floats to see how easy that was with the nets on, no problem 😊.
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Today we had only the morning to do some things so we did some lashing of the trampolines, this time I puled the lashing lines diagonal what worked much better. The starboard side did get much better because this time we lashed the front and the back first and after that the sides. We can get some more stretch out of it later. I walked over it and that did do also some pre-stretching. This is with one line per side but I will also tie the net off with individual lines to be compliant with the offshore special regulations rules. One line per side is a bit risky if it breaks.