Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Last post for 2014

I spend the whole morning to make the back ready to receive the floor. In the afternoon Fetske and I put the floor in and make it fit. The underside is still not done, I was a bit enthusiastic to do that also today ;-)
After fitting I started cutting with the carbon, UD (a lot over the stringers also), peel ply, breadclout and breaderfoli.

Happy New year and a good sailing season 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

laminating the topside of the cockpit floor

Today we laminated the topside of the cockpit floor and I hope to do the bottom tomorrow, I have already cut the stringers for the underside. Normally we do panels in one go, back and front, but the space doesn't allow that at this moment. Nico gave me a visit to pick up his foils and he was never been in the new barn so he wanted to see how the main hull looked. I made also a picture of the escape hatch what I did yesterday.

Monday, December 29, 2014

done a lot but no pictures

I started today to laminated the top and side extra layer for the front beam bulkhead. I then measured where the front escape hatch had to come and cut the round hole. Next thing was to make a cut to the outside where front beam mounts have to come. I only cut next to the bulkhead so I can exactly measure where the rest must be cut. In the afternoon I started with the cockpit floor. After some measuring and cutting I glued the parts together with PU glue. The vacuum good be turned off before I went home.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

turned the boat upright again

After unpacking I turned the boat upright again and was thinking what to do next. After some looking around, It starts to look a boat now, I prepared for the extra laminate for bulkhead six. I will do this tomorrow and do only the deck and the side and later in the week I do the underside parts. After studying the book I decided to do the floor. I have to measure the back part because this is a little longer.


Saturday, December 27, 2014

The last outside foam covered with carbon

Today we started at 16.00 and finished at 19.30 with laminating because it took me a little bit longer to prepare and we decided to do the extra laminated on bulkhead 6 to do the same time. We have to do this piece on the other side to. It was snowing outside today and cold so we made a tent over the boat so it stays warmer.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Today Santa brought me some presents

Today I received a package, it are not all the bits I need but its a start. The rest have to be made here in Holland. These were the last stock bits from Farrier marine, Ian had a clean up of his storage to make room for the F22 bits.

Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Laminated the bottom

We put some meters UD carbon on the bottom, 9 pieces side by side 4 cm wide a bit wider than specs but the 4 cm wide was the only UD I had and it was relative cheap. This was a job for two persons because the UD wants to roll up. The first one starts to roll the UD over the bottom and the second one goes directly behind with a roller and epoxy to wet it out. After every role I used the squishy. We then did overlay the the UD with a layer 250 gr 0/90. In the middle we put an extra layer of 400 gr 0/90. After that we did some lunch and I than started with some prep work of the side middle section.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

unpacked the middle and prepared for the bottom

Started with unpacked the work of yesterday and it look ok. I then prepared the bottom to cut the peel ply away where the extra layers of carbon have to be laid. UD with one layer 250gr 0/90 on top and in the middle a extra layer 400gr 0/90. Al the other stuff is cut to and the vacuum back is already clued to the underside.

Friday, December 19, 2014

laminated the middle section

I laminated today on my own and did the middle section in the morning. After the lunch I did some tape on the daggerboard case and the beam bulkhead. This was a piece what had to be done later because the other time it was on the underside of the daggerboard case. After that I cut some UD to put on the bottom for the next laminating job.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

laminated Inside of daggerboard case to the bottom

We first put Thrill Seeker in the inside storage, it was standing in front of the barn because there was no room when we first brought it. It is now standing dry so I can do some maintenance later before the sailing season starts.
Before lunch I unpacked the nose and it looked very good. My dad was also coming for a quick look. After the lunch I started to make the daggerboard case airtight on the inside so I could laminate in the case and put vacuum on it. I put two layers in the case lapping outside over the bottom with staggered edges. After putting the vacuum on I started to cut all the piece for the middle section so I can do this Friday.


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Laminated the front

Yesterday Santa arrived early this year, he had gone the whole way from New Zealand to pick up some presents for Nico and us. After that there was not much time left so I only did some little sanding. Today I started with sanding of the bottom of the nose what had some high and low spots. After that was finished I started with cutting the breeder Foley and cloth and went for some lunch. After the lunch Fetske came to help to laminated the front.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Laminated the back

Today we laminated the back as promised yesterday, we started at 11.20 and ended at 15.00. We had three piece carbon of roughly 2,2m we put at the back in vertical order. It was a little bit difficult because you have to walk around and climb on the lather to do the side withs was high in the air. The vacuum back was quickly done, then we did some late lunch and build a tent over the back to keep it warm. Fetske did leave for home and I did put some putty and foam on some low spots on the front.

Update after unpacking

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Ready for laminating the back

I sanded a lot today and did some the prep work together for the laminating. Fetske keeps the pressure on, she asked me Friday if we could do some laminating this weekend and answered maybe Sunday, so as promised we do the back of the boat tomorrow.

Friday, December 5, 2014

put some HD foam in the front bottom

I sanded the putty and and checked the low spot in the back, it was nicely gone. On the end of the day I routed the foam in the front bottom to fill it with HD foam and putty. The last job was to fill the low spots and the nose where I did sand.