Well we have made the date and sent out the invites... Next Saturday will be a major milestone for us as we roll the hulls. We should be able to make the deadline. The bridgedeck bearers have been affixed and we are currently sanding and cleaning up in preparation for fiberglassing, applying QCell and fairing. … Continue reading Gearing up for roll-over
Another milestone has been ticked off the list, with the completion of fiberglassing the Port hull. We were pleased to finish most of it in one long day, with the additional layups on the keel, chines and bridge deck joins completed the next day. Boat building is not dissimilar to building a house, in the sense … Continue reading Fiberglassing, Wooden Boat Festivals, Art exibitions and lost explorers.
So we are back in Tas after a busy but enjoyable Christmas back in Alice. A lot of time was spent doing maintainance work on the house, and prepping the unit for its new tenant. Most evenings were spent with the girls and their partners, games nights and good food. It was hard to say goodby. … Continue reading Port hull ready for fiberglassing
Building a catamaran is a bit like building two boats. Much of the work that has occupied us for the last four weeks has been covered in previous posts, but here is an update of our current situation. After taking a week off due to Pete's inflamed shoulder, we have been working towards completing the Starboard … Continue reading Rapid progress with the Port Hull
Boatbuilding has taken a back seat this month for a much more important project ... the wedding of our youngest daughter, Haley. It was a terrific day and we are thrilled to have a new addition to the family, Sam. Prior to the wedding we were able to complete the outboard motor mount and hull … Continue reading Family days and fiberglassing completed
Last Tuesday was a milestone day, as we completed sheeting the starboard hull. We are now moving on to the next stage, which is preparing to fiberglass the hull. Before that however are a few jobs to complete. The hull had to be shaped to accept the keel. Prior to sheeting I shot a laser line … Continue reading Sheeting completed … for now