Friday, November 30, 2007

Progress on workshop building

Last night I added about 11.250 kg or 4,5 m³ of fiber reinforced concrete to my workshop. This means no more flooding, and a much more even and easy to clean surface. The result was not perfect but quite close considering my profession is not within the building branch...

I will spray paint the walls, possibly epoxy paint the floor and also make some improvements on the electrical, ventilating and pneumatic systems when I'm at it, so no main hull building until 2008 I guess...

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Building workshop

The workshop is now empty. I spent several hours today trying to clean thefloor as good as possible, using a broom and a huge vacuum cleaner. Quite OK now, I think, and ready for the primer.

Then, using a laser leveling instrument, I marked some heights on the walls and pillars. I am not able to set the instrument lower than 16 cm over the floor, so I had to manually make a line (using a long aluminum leveler) lower than the first one. The red line is approximately the level I will try to obtain. The fun part now will be to try to calculate how much concrete it takes to end up there... (6,97m x 9,73m x everything between 0 and 12 cm)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Moving out

I am upgrading my existing workshop and now in the process of moving everything out in order to prepare it for 3 or 4 m³ of fiber reinforced concrete. The purpose is to elevate the floor to avoid flooding and at the same time make an even surface, easier to keep clean.

I have been able to add more fairing compound at one occasion during the last month:

The floats, the strongback etc in temporarily storage:

The workshop now being emptied. The water being clearly visible althoughthe level this day is considerably lower than what have been the case onseveral occasions lately:

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Unvoluntarily stop in building progress

The last couple of months, regular episodes of overflow in the workshop, technical problems with the heater, illness and lots of work have been the story.

Almost every available minute for building has instead been used for damage control. I'm sick of it and I am now looking for different solutions regarding workshop. One possibility is to fill up the workshop with concrete to a level where water intrusion is not possible. Another is to make a 2 m extension and isolate my garage, the advantage would be to work at home, the major disadvantage would be the lower ceiling, creating a problem regarding first main hull half storage. Third possibility is to rent another workshop. I'm not sure what to do, but I will most likely not be able to do any building until 2008 no matter what I choose.