Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Huge change this week!---arrived at work thursday and all the decks gone and only deck beams left.I had been humming and arring about the decks for some time-but oh so much better access now for engineroom ribs better light and ventilation. (Marcus did the deed Wed nite!) Meanwhile I have laminated up the port caprail forward. Re the decks-I might try to save the 20mm Kauri top layer by removing all the remains of the steel nails and plugging then gluing on top of the glassed ply-we will see. Stay tuned.....
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Marcus continues to work aft on the ribs-now in what will be 'the Evening Saloon'
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Time goes on-but it bis all ribs and more ribs! Marcus works steadily at those while I help and progress with side issues.These are for me the working out of the anchoring system.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
I am working on the new anchoring spareman we call it.This is to hold the anchor chain out from the stemm a bit-it will be 150 by 100 (6 by4in) and will have a dumb sheave ie a groove in the wood. I had this on AVA and it worked well also in conjunction with a cathead to haul the anchor up to.Anchor planned is a 55 kg ROCNAR-designed and built here in NZ.Chain 12mm(half in) 100m.I managedto score a perfect fit second hand gypsy which will be hydraulic Also adding to the stemhead which at sometime had been cut down and I want to add a pair of 'topgallant rails.Marcus is doing the very difficult ribs up forward in the chain locker-not much room! We also moved the lunch room onto the aft deck.