Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Rudder case

More filler added.  Still some shaping and another round of filler to do:

All laminations finished.  This part consists of one piece of UHMWPE, one G10 tube and 48 pieces of carbon fibre, cut from various specification fabric and with fibres oriented as specified in the very detailed and easy to follow plans.  I'm really looking forward to make use of it!

More hi build primer added and new areas sanded on the floats. Port float ready for hi build on deck, to the left stb float ready for another round of sanding and the (hopefully) final layer of hi build.

I plan to get the main hull back in the workshop tomorrow evening, and start filling low spots with my home mixed fairing compound.  I'll meet with the mast engineer Wednesday night.  I may or may not have to order some other weight carbon for the mast depending on his calculations.


CrashGybe 22 said...

Hi Tor,
are you going to use the resin wipe process to ensure that you do not have any pinholes? see http://www.maddyhome.com/canardpages/pages/waynehicks/chapter_25_process.htm


Tor Rabe said...

I became aware of the excellent article(s) you link to after I last finished the floats. I finished the process at the time with an epoxy wipe kind of, see http://f22r.blogspot.com/2008/07/im-back.html
It seems this has worked fairly well in respect to close pinholes, but I will have to see when all hibuild is faired back again. I have booked time for painting floats and loose parts mid January at a car paint workshop, the guy had previously painted one sailboat and I bet he is better than me with the gun anyway. And he has a huge dust free paint box with really good heating capabilities.