Second hull turned

Hi all, no news for a long time. Partly because there didn´t happen anything, partly because the work on the second hull was not any different to the first one. Anyway, last week we were able to turn the second hull an do the alignment to join both and install the main bulkheads.

Sleek

Sleek

I must admit, when I first saw the two hulls in their final position I was quite impressed. 5.5 Meter from bow to bow is quite a distance for a 12 Meter Cat. Looking a little bit from above showed how narrow and sleek the hulls are.

The positioning of the two hulls is quite a complicated job to do. The waterline has to be level, the hulls must stand perfectly upright without twisting in the longitudinal axis, the two hulls must be absolutely parallel in the correct distance and have to line up lengthwise.

20141101_141715Sounds easy, problem is, if you make a correction here you will produce an error there. So what we did was placing and securing the starboard hull first and then did all the alignment on the port hull. Took some time but finally everything looked good. The next steps will be installing the four large bulkheads and the bridgedeck. I´ll keep you posted.

Captain to be

Captain to be