Friday, 15 March 2019

Engine Bearers and Shelves

Finished the engine bearers, clamped in the tanks, installed the exhaust skin fittings, fitted a plinth for the washdown and fresh water pumps and constructed shelves above the tanks.
Now to everdure all that woodwork.

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Engine Bearers

Moved out of the forward section for now. Only painting to do there.
Now working in the engine room on bearers, pump(s) placement, shelving, tanks etc.
Wooden engine aligned and fitting bearers

Just because I like the shape of Spindy's bow

Friday, 1 February 2019

Fitting bits and pieces

The foredeck is glassed, windlass fitted, vent, opening port and deck prism all fitted.

Saturday, 19 January 2019

The Road

The road goes ever on
Never straight
From one bend to the next.
Hill to dip to rise.
View to view.
We are here or there but always on
This road that goes ever on.
At a viewpoint I can see ahead
To the crest beyond the bend.
But no further.
I have a destination, idea
In my mind. A place
Still too distant to see.
The way ahead is clear.
I guess that’s a cheer.

Lots of little projects on the road behind and ahead.
Chain locker / hawse pipe installed and windlass fitted

Chain locker

Chain locker

Chain locker

Reinforcing for the aft end of the anchoring system (Under the deck in the centre of the photo.

50mm Exhaust skin fitting. One each side for a North Sea exhaust system

Removable interior lining around bunk with port surrounds.

Saturday, 29 December 2018

Odd Jobs

The forward toerail, hatch, grab rail and deck almost complete.

The anchor chain locker has been started and is heavily everdured in this photo. The windlass will be at the aft end of the foredeck to the left of the hatch and controlled from the helm station. It will also be able to be controlled from a switch by the windlass. The chain locker is also well aft just below the windlass.

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Learning all the time

When Spindrift is in the water I will have the answers to all I needed to know to get there.

Friday, 16 November 2018

Forward Hatch and Deck

Lots of photos. Lots of work to do here yet. It's all about fitting at the moment.

Working on the forward hatch and deck grab rail

80 litre day tank, 2 x 160 litre diesel tanks and 2 x 140 litre water tanks fitted

Foredeck ply finished. Ready for glassing

Foredeck hatch fitting

Another shot of the tanks

Beautiful bow