2008-03-22 Preparing to recycle a mould.
2008-04-26 The stem cap will be laminated from strips. To bend the strips they are first softened in steam.
2008-04-26 Strips will get their shape by clamping against the mould.
2008-04-26 After a while they keep bent.
2008-04-27 And now the strips are glued with epoxy and fastened on the mould. The chipboard is isolated with PVC-tape from the glue.
2008-05-01 About first of May pine seems turn into mahogany. Or epoxy gets a UV-protective layer of varnish.
2008-05-10 Inner gunwales are fastened.
2008-05-30 First time out in the fres air. The hull will be washed with washing liquid to get rid of the amins on the surface.
2008-06-01 First treatment with scotchbrite.
2008-06-01 The skipper has been caught while trying to hide his obsession.
2008-06-07 Sanded and washed with acetone.
2008-06-08 Filled with two-component epoxy putty. I am happy that I did not try to mix a putty by my self from laminating epoxy and some fillers.
2008-06-28 The stem cap is glued and waiting for finishing.
2008-06-28 For the steering wheel. The knobs where cleaned from old varnish and then drowned in linseed oil, dried and painted with a first layer of new varnish.
2008-06-28 Sanded and laid more putty to hide the earlier mistakes.
2008-07-12 The exhaust outlet must still wait for mounting.
2008-07-16 It is amazing how accurate algorithms Google ads use to analyze the content of images. Actually this is a joke which I won't explain in english.
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2008-07-19 One of those accidents. This happened while carrying the hull inside after sanding.
2008-07-19 Sanded and washed waiting for paint.
2008-07-19 Hiding the transom.
2008-07-19 First half. I have paint for six layers.
2008-07-19 The second layer was painted later the same day. Paint is a two component epoxy primer.
2008-07-20 Next morning.
2008-07-20 I sanded drips and filled some dents.
2008-07-28 Rudder, first try.
2008-07-30 Hull is painted with primer for seven times .
2008-08-06 Five layers of paint and two sandings later. I got a lower back pain as a partner so the painting job has not been very comfortable for last two rounds.
The hull is turned so that the transom is towards the door. This makes it later possible to work with the propeller shaft.
2008-08-08 Disposable mugs are handy for measuring while mixing paint and hardener. The paint is sturdy stuff.
2008-08-08 This satisfies my expectations.
2008-08-16 Bolts are wrapped with tape preventing the internal thread to be filled with epoxy.
2008-08-17 A craftsman in metal work and an amateur in wood work have different tolerances. In this case we do some minor modifications in the rudder to get some slackness in the joints.
2008-08-17 The rudder shaft is too short.
2008-08-24 Steering quadrant will be made from plywood.
2008-09-07 First steps are taken to finish the deck.
2008-09-07 The hull is turned once again and the shed is cleaned for this season.
2008-09-07 The rudder shaft is now long enough.
2008-09-07 The quadrant is glued, drilled and varnished.
2008-10-19 I wanted to see how the prop saft fits in the boat at this stage.
2008-10-19 It feels good to end the season 2008 in this picture. I guess I managed to do all the work that I had planned to do this year.Go to top