Perhaps it was the cancer operation or, as my daughter suggested, just plain old mid-life crisis, but sometime around the middle of 2015 Deb and I made the decision to relocate from Alice Springs to Devonport and build a 12 metre catamaran. So whatever the reason (and there is a reason for everything)  we write … Continue reading Welcome

Decking completed

Well our lady is now decently clad in her top decking. At the end of our last post, we had begun laying out the stringers. These are vertically orientated, cambered beams, that are placed reasonably close together, in order to support the plywood decking. We let them in a little deeper into the notches, so … Continue reading Decking completed

Decking begins

After two months of sanding and painting, its been good to get back to fabrication. Our focus is the deck, followed by the turret & targa bar. Before we could begin installing the fore-decks we needed to complete the fore-beam. We realised that finishing the forebeam in its installed position would be extremely difficult in … Continue reading Decking begins

Paint & humidity

A lot has changed since our last post. We have managed to get our first coats of high build undercoat on, but not without a battle with the weather. Turns out Tassy has humidity levels not dissimilar to the tropics, something we had not fully understood until now! Our magic figures for painting are: temperature no … Continue reading Paint & humidity