Sunday, March 08, 2009

Laminating party - we did it again

Yesterday was another great day in my workshop. With the great help from Eivind, Robert, Silas, Ståle and OJ the starboard half was laminated and bagged from keel line to deck. It was really difficult to achieve vacuum this time, and at last we found the reason; somehow there were three small holes in the bag at the aft end. These did not make any sound and thus were extremely difficult to locate. As the first was located and closed, the vacuum rose immediately making the two other holes easy to locate. We pulled approximately 95% vacuum with these leaks stopped.

Applying the vacuum bag to the 2 cm extra foam along center line:

Searching for leaks

Finally pulling an adequate vacuum, approximately -0.95 bar

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