Thursday, 6 February 2020

Some change

Welldeck covered, Cabin top complete with eyebrow and cover boards / drainage and helm hatch fitted.
Boom crutch and washboards for the helm hatch fit after glassing the top and sides. Before glassing I need to cut the rebates for the windows.
Currently coving the welldeck extremities, finishing the deck drains and fitting partners around the welldeck hatch. The hatch is a Goyot 600mm square.

Friday, 24 January 2020

Well Deck

Thank goodness for my overhead crane. These extended 18mm Meranti sheets are heavy. I picked this one off the floor and transited over the cabin top and lowered it in place. Bit of a tight fit.

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Scarfing Again!

Here I am all set to start scarfing the three 18mm ply sheets for the welldeck. Each is 2970mm long. Long scarfs. Happy that I have an overhead block and tackle system for managing the lifting of these heavy sheets.

Friday, 17 January 2020

An Update as Work Progresses

Still working on the eyebrow. Happy with it. The beam has a 150mm cambre and a tight bend at each end. Hence the need for the slots which will be filled with glue.
Plus a few pics of the interior with the saloon bunks under construction.



Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Forward Cabin Top Beam

The forward cabin Top beam / eyebrow / flashing all glued up.
After this there is only the boom crutch and hatch washboards to complete then the cabin woodwork will be finished.
Looking like a boat.

Saturday, 4 January 2020

Filling Holes

Friend, Greg & Elaine from Spokane Washington are here for a few days. Cool, Greg has been put to work with the putty knife. There is about a thousand staple holes in the cabin top.

Friday, 13 December 2019

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Cabin Top

Preparing the aft two 9mm sheets for gluing. From there it will be lowered onto locating pins. The two sheets are already glued together with a fillet.
More photos tomorrow as today I glued it down. Next job... a little faring then glue down the next layer which is 6mm ply.

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Cabin Top

Not so easy to edge join the ply with a fillet. Managing though once I got the hang of it.
There will be a layer of 6mm added to this 9mm.
Not sure yet what to do with the eyebrow. Certainly will maintain full depth at the centre and perhaps curve back some to the edge of the cabin.