Monday, November 29, 2010

Visitors this week end; some sailing, some building

I was lucky to have three of my friends coming up north this week end, to help me with the build.  That was the official excuse, anyway.  And since we all share a common interest in boats and sailing, it was no surprise that we all enjoyed the week end. The weather was nice on Saturday, with clear sky, a light northeasterly but a bit chilly with -15ºC. Anyway, Oyvind kept telling he wanted to go sailing, so that was what we did.  The only boat available at the time was the Minitonner.  A bit of snow and very slippery on deck, and a few very stiff ropes, but it was indeed an enjoyable small expedition.  N 63º 44' sailing in winter pictures below, coutesy of Erik, I hope

 Winter sailing clothing
 Preparing the boat
 Heading out
 Lots of very stiff ropes to sort out
 The sun never gets real high this time of year. This is around 1pm. The (relatively) hot water makes a nice smoke effect.
 Enjoying the day in the sun
 A few cold noses, and lots of cold feet after a while though
 Back at the dock.  We never even tried to get the old Suzuki running
After the fresh trip on the fjord, we went to the workshop to warm up and find some things to do on the F-22.  I decided to keep the mast moulds in the workshop, as it was indicated the engineers might take a trip during the week end.  Thus no fairing of the main hull.  But we took the floats back in to complete the updated deck specifications (early build #, lots of updates along the way) and prepare for painting.

 Beam attachment reinforcements.

 Nice to finally see the hull in one colour

I got my mast tang out of the mould.  A couple of pictures to show what I tried to explain in the last post.

 Solid fibreglass centre piece to be lashing hole lining

 Shaped to exactly fit inside the mast.  Behind the glass insert for the combined jib/forestay anchor

I also managed to get a fair progress on the rudder case.  Filling and taping the hinge tube to the case.

Ready for further filling and laminations

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