Weekly Update Aug. 31, 2014

Last week we made substantial progress! After setting up the bulkheads on the strongback with laser alignment the hull took shape quickly.

Bulkheads of starboard hull aligned

Bulkheads of starboard hull aligned

 

The hull panels were put into position and it turned out, that everything fitted quite well. We only had to make minor corrections to make the panels match without any gaps.

 

 

 

Fitting the chamfer panel

Fitting the chamfer panel

 

When screwing the panels into position you get a lot of tension, due to bending and twisting the panels. At this point it is very important to always check the correct alignment of the bulkheads with a laser.

 

 

All panels fitted and chines glued

All panels fitted and chines glued

Thanks to Stefan and his team everything went fast and smooth – all hull panels are in place and the chines are glued. Next step: Glassing the hull with 2 layers of 450 g/m2 D/Bias E-Glass, one layer up to WL, second layer up to WL +100 (inside) and WL + 500 (outside)

 

 

Glassing, applying filler

Glassing, applying filler

 

Even the first part of filler is already laid up.

For more pictures see the gallery.