Monday, January 14, 2013

Engine mount

I laminated the edges of the mounting bracket, and attached the diagonal brace.

The PU paint was sanded well down with a coarse paper before the bracket was attached to the boat.  I used a lot of packaging tape to protect the boat from epoxy spill.

Glued the steps to the ladder stringers.

Just started the fitting of the settee back rests.

And then I have this Wallas to fit.  A combined cooking top/cabin heater that definitely is too heavy for this boat, but when sailing at N63 you have to make some compromises. When the lid is closed, a thermostat starts fans in the lid turning it into a 1400W heater.  Any ideas for the perfect way to mount this is highly appreciated.

Sunday, January 06, 2013


Making ready for the second bag on the table, containing the settee back rests and the pieces for the ladder.

The sides of the ladder was laminated in the previous bag

The infusion of the new skin around the bow will be next up.  Bell mouthing the holes have started.

Towing attachment

Attachment for the water stay

The steps for the ladder under vacuum.  These will see considerable loading, so are made beefy.  On top (which is bottom in the picture) 300gsm 90/90, 10mm foam, then another 300gsm 90/90 and a piece of uni under the 20mm foam stringer that is covered with 600gsm triaxial, 0/-45/+45.  Should take even the heavy crew members.

The bag with steps and back rests.  The back rests are 6mm H60 foam with 200gsm 90/90 each side.