Sunday, February 23, 2014

some preparation

Today I move some more stuff to the shed and reorganised some stuff. We did span a sail to block of the ceiling so when we do the laminating not all the heat is going to the ceiling, for now we leave it at the side so we have some more light. The vacuum back, peel ply, breeder cloth and folie are also cut. Next week I have to sand some putty seams before we can start laminating.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

some more panels

I decided to do the foam panels thil the gunwale line and to laminate. After that you can step in the hull and do the other side. Today I did the seams for the second time with putty and put the HD pieces in. Yesterday I glued the missing pieces HD foam on the daggerboard.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

put the panels together

Today I made the last panels and after that I filled the larger spaces with some foam strips.
The panels are glued together with microballoon putty, the edges did get also some putty to stick the tacky tape later on. The foam strips still have to be made smooth and get some putty to. Fetske was still not ok but she did alter the website for a race (rondje IJsselmeer) we organise for our multihull club.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Bending foam with the heat gun

The last two days I place the foam in frames and I used the heat gun to bent it. I had to do it this way because Fetske did not felt ok. It takes a bit longer than the method with the hot water. The sharper corners takes more time with the heat gun because you can not bent it to quick. I did put the heat guns under the foam in the highest position 600 C so I had a sort of a oven and good easily bent the strips. Tomorrow one meter to do on the front and a small strip on the stern. The horizontal strip on the bottom is 100kg/m3 the rest is 80. I did cut the vertical strip a few mm above the line and with block of wood and a hammer put it in place.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

preparation takes time

To do the main hull with foam we had to prepare the water basin, cut some foam, screw a couple of thousand screws in the bathans and tape the bathans with packing tape against sticking. We still have not all the screws in the bathans and have to cut some more foam. The water basin is now 15 cm longer, laminated with glass and epoxy on the inside. I also cut all the bulkheads in the exact form.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

placed the lower half of the bathans

We placed the lower half of the bathans, this were all the bathans we still had left from the floats. We have to order some new ones but for the moment we make first this half so the inside is easier to reach with laminating. One of the thing to do first is to make our au bain marie basin 20 cm longer to fit the longer foam. strips.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Setting Up the frames for the main hull

Yesterday we did get our panels and had to transport them from our supplier to home.
Today we did setup the frames for the main hull, my dad gave us a visit and gave a little hand.