Sunday, 22 April 2018

Building the Companion Hatchway

The last time it was to cold to work on the boat. I used the time to build the companion hatchway in the warm boiler room. The companion has been built without any drawing. I just looked what wood scraps are suitable and glued them together piece by piece.
 




  
The companion is now complete. It only lacks the finishing. The required working time was 41 hours

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Bulb Slabs Almost Complet

The set of bulb slabs is almost complet. Only two 10 mm flat slabs I have to cast before the launch.
The upright standing slab is not made of lead, but of stainless steel. Otherwise it would be mechanically too unstable.

Bulb Slab Set

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Working on the Bulb Slabs

After casting and fairing the bulb slabs are coated with copper filled epoxy to prevent fouling. The last step is drilling the mounting holes.
 
Casted slabs before fairing



Drilling the mouting holes after coating

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Casting Bulb Slabs - Continuation

Currently it is too cold for painting on the ship. That is a good opportunity to finish the remaining lead Ballast. The first two slabs were already casted in December 2012. Altogether now are 140 kg casted. That is about one half of the Ballast required.


The ballast bulb is made of slabs for easy handling



Casting a 45 kg bulb slab


 
The video shows the casting of a 15 kg slab

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Installation of a Biological Toilet

As one can see, my biological toilet is quite simple. In principle it is just a hole in a box with an inserted plastic bucket. In the bucket a compostable plastic bag with cat litter is hung.