Well, Christmas has arrived and we are pleased that the building phase of our ship is now complete. Yes, we are short of our self-imposed schedule but are not disappointed. We have worked solidly to get to this stage, and are well satisfied with our progress. As you can see from the following photos, the … Continue reading Major fabrications complete
Its been a big few weeks, but it good to able to report that the turret is now mostly complete. Some tricky woodworking is yet to be done, rounding the top edges. To do that we will need to roll-up the tent so that we have enough room to use the tools. For now, that can … Continue reading Turret completed … well almost
So it turns out that this turret of ours is a more complex fabrication than first meets the eye. Hidden between the two outer layers of 6mm plywood, are all manner of structural reinforcements, bearers and butt-blocks. Just about all of it is a critical load-bearing fabrication in one way or another, so every glue … Continue reading The turret continues: electrical components & Grand Designs
OK, so this post is may not be of interest to all our readers. Firstly it's written by Pete on a cold and windy Saturday afternoon, needing something to distract him from the weather forecast he downloaded that morning: Secondly, its more technical, as its goes into detail about the turret construction. I have found this … Continue reading Turret roof underway
Summer is just around the corner here in Tassy. The days are notably longer and we are thankful to come through a third winter with minimal weather related interruptions. Work on the turret is now well underway. Next week we will begin installing the roof. Once that job is done, we only have the cockpit … Continue reading Turret and targa
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
Its been a busy few weeks since we have last posted. In between pushing on with the build we made a trip to Hobart for a funeral and family catch-up, returning via the east coast for a few days off. We were pleased to finally finish frame seven. Actually, we were surprised by how long … Continue reading Frame seven complete and cockpit commenced.