Monday, December 25, 2017

small jobs with tubes

Yesterday I did some preparation for the table and the front trampoline tube. The genaker pole did get some enforcement in the inside to mount the constrictors. Today I drilled some holes for the constrictors. The table tube did not feel strong enough so I glued some foam panels under the table to give it more strength. I also started with a mast transport block what fits in the pulpit. In the afternoon I drilled some holes and fitted some tubes in the hammerhead tubes. These holes will be used to fit the trampoline lines to the floats.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Laminating again

Today I put some extra carbon on the genaker boom. The front and the begin did get a extra layer to make it a bit stronger. This time I did it with vacuum.

Friday, December 22, 2017


I am still busy with the wires of the electric and programming of some meters and this is time consuming because you have to figure it out how to do it. I made some auxiliary power connectors for phones and that sort of stuff in the kitchen cabinet. I also did take a look how I could adjust the side stays of the genaker boom with constrictors clutches and were I can place them, but be before I place them I also need some other stuff to guide the stays to the clutches.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

making a mold for the main trampoline

I started the morning with shorten some cables and to reorganize them a bit and measuring the cable length for the VHF and NMEA2000 cables. In the afternoon we made some molds for the main trampoline, now the set is complete.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Connecting VHF / AIS

Today Rob did come to help me with connecting some electronics and to help decide with the route to take for the cables what come from the mast. Rob did bring a dummy antenna so we could put some power on the VHF and the AIS without blowing them. The cables are now a bit to long but every thing is working ok. The spaghetti will be cleaned later to shorten some cables and put some ti-reps around it. The GPS and the wifi from the AIS are doing ok and they are inside, I was a bit afraid that the carbon should stops the signal but no problem even the GPS had a fix in the shed and inside the boat. We also did place the Lipo battery and place the shunt and the fuse near it, it needs some cable shoes I did not have.

Monday, December 11, 2017


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.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Making molds for the trampoline

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.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

The cushions did arrive

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.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Some small jobs

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.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

painted the deck for the second time

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.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Laminated some carbon on the genaker boom

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.

Friday, November 24, 2017

orange EVA foam

This week the orange EVA foam arrived what I ordered in China and today I clued it to the backrest and the stairs. It gives the interior I nice fresh design.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Started with the genaker boom stay mounts

Yesterday I only had the morning and I sanded and painted the swim ladder mounts and put a scrimp wrap around the remote tiller tube. Today I started with making some rings what fit over the genaker boom. These rings will be used to hold the straps for stays and furlers in place. I made them out of pieces of scrap panels and routed the edges round and glued them with some putty on the boom. Later a carbon sleeve will be put over it. I mounted a accumulator for the fresh water pump and I had to reorganize the setup a bit to mount the pump next to it. On the end of the day I put some paint on the indoor step and the swim ladder mounts.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Finished the lines for the water ballast

I started with some sanding of the stair step and the swim ladder supports. I then finished lines for the water ballast bailers. They work good and I only want to put a piece of eva foam over holes on the deck so seal it of. I have to make a tube on the deck so the air and the water can escape when it over flows. I then put some filler on the swim ladder supports. After lunch I drilled the holes in the supports and mounted the ladder tempory. The filler was not hard enough to sand it nice, so that have to wait till tomorrow. I the did take a look how to make a dodger and spent some time on it. On the end I clued some carpet in the front of the rudder case, the sides will be done later.