Sails Today Sailing Tomorrow

Sails Today Sailing Tomorrow

Sails arrived today. I recieved incredible service from Ullman Sails. The above photo shows the sails, boom, engine (2 paddles), and rudder. Thriller still has wet paint on it. I’m taking the family sailing tomorrow for the maiden voyage. 

Much Progress Since December

Much Progress Since December

The mast would not fit in the garage, so I cut a hole in the door and worked on half of the rig at a time.Above is a view from the outside. I’m certain the neighbors enjoyed this sight.Mast finally installed and measuring the sails.Deck is painted.Tria…

Bulb and Spreaders

Bulb and Spreaders

Bulb is pinned and faired.Drilled aft end of bulb and inserted fiberglass rod to make the point sharper and more durable.Few coats of West with graphite powder. Bulb will be finished with a little wet sanding.The layout for my spreaders 30 degree sweep…

Lead Submarine! Fabrication of Mist's One-piece Keel Bulb

Lead Submarine! Fabrication of Mist’s One-piece Keel Bulb

The Pattern and two sided mold box.Coating the pattern in graphite to keep the moist sand from sticking to the pattern.Adding sand with mixture of bentonite, 100 lbs sifted sand, 12 lbs bentonite, and 1 gal water. Mix with gloved hands for a long time….

Hull Painting Progress

Hull Painting Progress

I’m making progress with painting the hull sides. These photos show the color selection. I’m not completely happy with the finish texture so I’ll be wet-sanding the entire boat and applying another coat. Hopefully just one more coat (possibly two, if I…

Sails Today Sailing Tomorrow
Sails Today Sailing Tomorrow

Sails arrived today. I recieved incredible service from Ullman Sails. The above photo shows the sails, boom, engine (2 paddles), and rudder. Thriller still has wet paint on it. I’m taking the family sailing tomorrow for the maiden voyage. 

Much Progress Since December
Much Progress Since December

The mast would not fit in the garage, so I cut a hole in the door and worked on half of the rig at a time.Above is a view from the outside. I’m certain the neighbors enjoyed this sight.Mast finally installed and measuring the sails.Deck is painted.Tria…

Bulb and Spreaders
Bulb and Spreaders

Bulb is pinned and faired.Drilled aft end of bulb and inserted fiberglass rod to make the point sharper and more durable.Few coats of West with graphite powder. Bulb will be finished with a little wet sanding.The layout for my spreaders 30 degree sweep…

Lead Submarine! Fabrication of Mist’s One-piece Keel Bulb
Lead Submarine! Fabrication of Mist's One-piece Keel Bulb

The Pattern and two sided mold box.Coating the pattern in graphite to keep the moist sand from sticking to the pattern.Adding sand with mixture of bentonite, 100 lbs sifted sand, 12 lbs bentonite, and 1 gal water. Mix with gloved hands for a long time….

Hull Painting Progress
Hull Painting Progress

I’m making progress with painting the hull sides. These photos show the color selection. I’m not completely happy with the finish texture so I’ll be wet-sanding the entire boat and applying another coat. Hopefully just one more coat (possibly two, if I…

Bottoms Painted / Last Coat of Primer
Bottoms Painted / Last Coat of Primer

I’m hoping the end is near for all of the sanding I’ve been doing. The bottom is painted with six coats of VC Performance Epoxy by Interlux. I bought a gallon kit but a quart kit would have been plenty. This stuff goes on very thin. I recommend roller …

Life…

Ok, as usual, life has gotten in the way of my sailing and boat building… BUT, I intend to get back at it THIS WEEK!!! Gotta start somewhere!

New Project….Charlene
New Project....Charlene

For those who may be interested I have built another sportsboat that is based loosely on the i550. Charlene is 6.2 metres long and is built from foam core and ply deck and frames.see her at ………http://charleneflash6.blogspot.com.au/  

Tune up
Tune up

Been awhile.I did some racing in breeze a few weeks ago, and have made some changes to make the boat work a little better.My setup for cross-sheeting the jib was a little awkward, with a cleat on the deck next to the trimmer. I have a turning/cheek blo…

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