Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Starboard half mold set up

After suspending the port hull half from the ceiling it seemed a little tight between the hull and the frames, ...

... and as no more headroom was available, ...

... I decided to cut down the legs of the strongback.

After re leveling the strongback I started fitting form frames again ...

...and kept on until completion.

The battens, some of them from pine? (pinus sylvestris) and the others cut from 19mm MDF sheets, were redistributed based on the experience from the first hull half. The MDF battens are easily bended and twisted to follow complex hull shapes but quite soft and the pine battens are thus far better in areas where walking inside the hull will occur.

I ended todays work with adding the first piece of keel HD foam.

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