Thursday, September 29, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Made the plywood air intake for the motor. There is an opening in the front of the wheelhouse,and this trunking directs it to the engineroom. It is planned to have a built-in seat in the front of the wheelhouse to act as a 'dorade box'. It is noted that diesel motors gobble up large amounts of air!.I have left a wire-sized slot you can see ( it has a lite lead going down at the moment) I am hoping to get wiring and control cables up thru here.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
This double-hung alloy boat window came from a skip. Just my price-thanks David! It is counterballanced with ss spring steel, the 3 things hanging down. It will fit in the galley facing forward port side. I will be able to scape the galley bits into a 200 liter plastic drum on the deck outside, it is a bit of a dead end space there. Also plan on composting toilet so that will be emptied there too. When full will be sold for garden compost to highest bidder!!!
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Port side,amidships, was a large butchered seam that needed a spline glued in.Ran up a kauri one and epoxied it in and used some wood wedges to give me a caulking seam below. Starting to think about some other seams that need work and the hull generally.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Got the mounting bracket for the hydraulic motor back and tried mounting. All ok, so now at the sandblasters complete with the mounting bracket for the pump in the engineroom. then quotes for the piping (hope I'm sitting down when they come in!)
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The hunt continues for trhe last of the steel nails. Mostly in the wheelhouse. What works is to cut them short on the inside, say 4-5mm ,locate and remove the stopping on the outside, then with a short,sharp blow with a hammer,punch them out far enough to grab with a set of pincers.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Just setting up the camber in the cabin top. There will be two beams flowing aft from the wheelhouse to two posts at the stern - here represented by pieces of timber we had lying around. There are struts from the shed roof to induce the nice shear and then we placed a roof beam over just to get an impression. It is NOT the same shear as the deck. I believe that no two horizontal lines in a boat should be parrallel, which includes waterline, boot-top, cove stripe, rubrail,deck, toerail, caprail, cabintop. So you get minus points from me if you put a 3 by 1 toerail fore and aft screwed onto the deck!It should be high at the bow tapering down to lowest freeboard and then raising slightly to the stern. Hey, that's enough for now - golly its hard to get lines right in the shed.
Monday, September 19, 2011
The cill to the rear bulkhead has been gooped down. This defines the rear verandah (outside) from the deck saloon (inside).There will be a door on the centreline. I'm thinking of heavey jambs to the door, with hole for wooden pegs to support a heavey cross bar just in case we have to tow somebody. It is forward of the rudderpost, so you have steerage. In the next day or two will be drilled for copper bolts down thru the beam directly below in the Lazarette.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Did the final demo work and pulled out the helm and its two sprockets - one for steering chain and one for autopilot. New bearing required for the front one, probably due to wet hands over 50 years! Will rebuild the 'dashboard completely.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Meantime the last of the deckhouse beams have come off the production line. Planning on thicknessing them all tomorrow when Beryl can tail for me!
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Getting the chain below is exercising the mind,plus thinking of ss caps on the posts with cleats on top of.
Monday, September 5, 2011
The vertical posts will then be glued and screwed to the cills. These cills also go athwartships when the cabin goes to the bulwarks, and are connected with dovetails.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
Quite small one maybe 38 and a Gardner 5Lw? Lovely sheer and stern.