Tuesday, November 26, 2013
On the tow back from Auckland the other week we had some overheating issues in the exhaust trunking. I believe it was lack of ventilation.
So drilled and installed 4 copper vents under the mizen mast. I also vented the trunking in the loo up thru a large cowl vent on the cabin roof.
In addition I have been instructed to ensure the engine air inlet goes down to the bilges, so have installed a plywood duct in the engine room.
Time for testing....
Monday, November 18, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Hauled the boat for a week for antifouling and afew jobs.
There has been a slow leak that I wanted to find and sure enough the aft stopwater was weeping , so drilled it out and banged in a new dry heart Kauri one (35mm dia)
Also had the prop "Prospeeded " and new zinc down aft.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013
Some of you may remember her as the 112 year old LOGAN motorsailor that I helped bring up from Auckland.
You can see their famous method of constuction, 2 diagonal inner skins of 13mm and the outer fore and aft ,caulked planking of 30mm allon stringers and bulkheads- no ribs or frames.
Hauling Mason Bay monday fot antifoul and a few other jobs.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Dinghy launched in the Whangarei river.
Impressions are that she moves easily, not sensitive to fore and aft trim, and looks great to my eyes!
I have about 360 hours in her, so not a quick build. I once built a SURF in 26hrs painted. They are about the same lenght but this one is 60% larger volume.
Costs are hard to pin down as I had the cedar, glue powder and filler powder. There is 30lt of epoxy tho. and a couple of hundred bucks of cloth. Weight maybe 80kgs?
Now back in workshop for rowlocks and lifting eyes and painting and oiling....