Monday, April 24, 2023

Sailing again

 Yesterday we did our first sail this year and that was not bad, the hum we did have above 14kn were gone. The tuning of the daggerboard has helped to solve this. I only have to calibrate the windsensor but that I do coming Thursday. The sensor was dismantled and the wind angle over both sides is not the same.
This is not difficult, sailing on the wind on both tracks and make the angle the same with two buttons on the windsensor interface.

On the end we looked on the max speed we did and that was not bad 17,7 kn in max 20 kn wind with only jib and main.

Coming weekend we have our first race of the season

Saturday, March 25, 2023

We have a lift off

 Today we put the boat on stands so we could clean the bottom and repair some blisters what were under the copper coat. We sanded the bottom and pealed the blisters open and filled them with a copper based filler. I hope I can sand the filler tomorrow. Plan is to put some copper coat on the middel section were the blisters were next weekend.

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Painting the cockpit floor and the new waterline

 Yesterday we did paint the cockpit floor and put some extra layers Interprotect on the raised waterline.

Today we did put four layers Coppercoat on the floats and the daggerboard.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Raise waterline

 I decided to raise the waterline an extra 10 cm and that was above the 9 cm I did three years ago.

I also did give the rudder and daggerboard a fresh paint job and the tip of the daggerboard need some new Copper coat because last summer I touch the ground in France.

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Finished the instrument panel

 This weekend I finish the instrument panel, put the VHF in its place and closed the cable ducts.

I started with the outboard motor mount after I removed the outboard Friday to get it a service.
The outboard motor mount get one car with ball bearings so that it slides easier, one gas cable has to replaced to. For the new car the strip round the rail had to be cut a bit away because the car is wider.

We mounted the gennaker pole what had a rebuild and some little changes.

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Installed a Echomax radarreflector

 Today I installed my recently bought Echomax radarreflector, it is one with the lassing option so you can tighten it to dimond wires. I also connected all the coax cables with some new connectors to the ais antenna splitter and closed the cable ducts.
The people from Echomax were so kind to sent it to me directly because the importeur in the Netherlands was not going to deliver the lassing option in the short time

An other thing I did was put some filler on on the instrument console and hope this was the last time so I can put some paint on it after some sanding tomorrow.

Monday, February 13, 2023

Some updates for 2023

I made a console for the instruments and wil put some more pictures next time of the console

I started last year with the anker piece but had no time then to finish it and now it is almost finisht.

This year we put a Axiom 9" plotter in place on a Ram arm and I do some rerouting of some cables, take some picture next time

I put up some pictures from some results and the cable routing, I placed the VHF splitter in the front because I can then directly couple the antenna cable from the mast on the splitter.