terça-feira, 29 de janeiro de 2013

Some updates

I did make some minimal progresses before wet weather set in. Humidity levels during winter time makes it nearly impossible, or at least not recommended, to work with epoxy, not to mention low temperatures. For the last 3 months it has been raining almost non-stop!
The hull is now on its side . the ideia is to make two stiff births to get the boat perfectly levelled to work on the beam mounts cut-outs and other details. I'll probably make them out of steel tubing with ajustable feet studs.
Here the daggerboard can be seen coming out of the case slot.

 A short good weather window allowed me to laminate the flanges on the beam mounts. Still had to use an infrared heater to keep surface humidity and temperature within adequate limits.

The hull is on its side now. In this position I plan to finish the anchor well profile and some details around the bow and other places inside. Might even consider applying some fairing compound.

At this point I'm basically waiting for the dry weather to show up, give a good two week to dry up the substrate and resume work.