Friday, July 09, 2010

Small parts

While waiting for a period where I am able to build for three successive days, I have made some small parts. Mould making was covered in the last post.  I filled the aft mast support bracket moulds with epoxy/chopped cotton and inserted the sanded aluminium tubes.

The traveller support bracket mould was removed from the boat and cut.  Then covered with plastic packing tape before a number of heavy carbon fabrics of various fibre orientation was laid up wet.

The aft mast support brackets have been trimmed to fit and covered in glass.  I like to avoid direct contact between aluminum and carbon where possible.

I glued together the foam blanks for the carbon travellers, main and self tacking jib

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