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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I started with sanding of the supports and routed the edges round. Then I sanded the interior step and gave it a layer filler. As last job for the morning I started with the lines for the water ballast tank. I could only make two line because I did ran out of line, but they work ok. In the afternoon I took the epoxy and some carbon to the shed to laminated the the swim ladder support. I then locust on the genaker pole, I made the pole I had a little shorted because in that piece I cut away were some cracks.
It is still 240 cm and long enough. The coming days I am on the stand of Colligo Marine on the METSso not so much building.
Yesterday I did some small with Rob, like shortening bolts what were a little to long, gluing another swim step mount and as last thing we drilled the holes for the retaining brackets. It is a small job but it takes a lot of time to get it right. We also place another shorter genaker mount. To day I drilled some over sized hole to bold the swim ladder bolt's in and I drilled the holes for the retaining strips in the main hull. After lunch I laminated the step again. With the extra panel it was already much stiffer so it should no problem anymore.
I started with sanding the remote tiller tube for the last paint job and then demount-ed the mast-foot base. Two hole were to small and have to drilled out but den the anodizing is away and have to be redone. With the multi tool and a flat blade it went quiet easy from the deck. I then did take a look at the beam retaining brackets how I going to fix them to the beams and the main hull. In the afternoon I glued one of the two swim ladder supports. Fetske did get the cushions from the shop to trial fit before they will be covered with fabric. She brings the cushions tomorrow back to the shop to finish. On the end of the day I painted the remote tiller tube and the nose were the genaker boom will be fixed. I then went home and put a extra support web under the step for entering the cabin, this was a little to weak.