Since our last post, we have been focused on completing the internal fit-out to paint stage. After painting, we will fit the deck and build the turret. Our reasoning is that although our shelter has done an outstanding job, especially since we upgraded it (see The big top is back on. ) we are conscious that it … Continue reading Internal fitout #1
Since our last post, we have completed assembling the forward web lockers, which are now ready for fiberglassing. We approached this job with some apprehension, as it requires bending two layers of full-size 6mm sheets into a curved lamination. It's a job that requires a lot of forethought. Once buttered up with copious amounts of epoxy … Continue reading Web lockers and weighty matters
The fiddly job of laying the cabin floors is almost completed. Fitting the floors has taken longer than expected. Each component has to be cut-to-fit around the curve of the hull, with its varying angles and intersecting frames. Since the last post, we have glued down most of the floors, and have framed and fitted the floors … Continue reading Floors and big-end-fronts
The winter westerlies have finally arrived in northern Tas, so our days have been punctuated with squally showers. Thankfully the winds have been moderate compared to last year, and now that we are working inside we are well protected. The shelter is doing an excellent job at keeping Selah dry, with no leaks, except on … Continue reading Cabin, filleting and planning
Its been dead-set freezing down here in Tas for the last couple of weeks. Still frosty mornings and low overnight temperatures. Fortunately the temps have not impacted our ability to work on the boat, and progress has been steady. Some people have expressed surprise at out ability to keep working with epoxy resin which is … Continue reading Cabin Sides, floors and fore-beam
Those who have followed our progress from the beginning, will remember the succession of wild westerlies that tore down the strait last winter. Storms and floods: the worst of which forced us to temporarily remove the big tarp from our shelter. Not so this year. To date, the winds have been remarkably light, and most days … Continue reading We move inside!