Tuesday 25 February 2014

Second Layer For Portside Radius Segment

I have glued now the second 4 mm plywood layer to the port-side radius segment. The result looks awful temporarily because a lot of screws were necessary to fit the stiff plywood to the close radius. When the epoxy has set, I will remove most of the screws. After the holes are filled and ground the work-part will look presentable again.

Sunday 23 February 2014

BOATFIT Fair In Bremen

The small BOATFIT Fair in Bremen was quite informative.
  • I learned something more about flexible bonding. Crucial message: Avoid silicone! Displaced silicone components will cause problems forever by bonds and coatings.
  • I learned about glueing with epoxy resin: Grind cured epoxy layer just shortly before re-coating! The mechanically ruptured chemical bonds are better able to bind to the fresh epoxy.
  • I learnd that there is an alternative to teak deckboard available. Cork! I think I could get used to it.
Laying cork deckboard. Review

Dutch supplier for MARINEDECK 2000

General Agency Germany STAZO

Saturday 22 February 2014

Rudder Stock, Copper(I)Oxide Coating

I coated the inner surface of the rudder stock with Cu2O. After curing, I found this strange crater in some places.
I had already discovered a similar structure on the PU coating when I painted the rudder blade with a paint roller.
What is the cause? A repelling pollution of the ground? Air bubbles dumped by the paint roller?
For the next coat I will use a different paint roller. Maybe it will help.



Monday 17 February 2014

First Radius Segment Planked

Yesterday was the first day with temperatures near 15°C since mid October 2013. So I was able to continue working in my greenhouse shipyard. I planked the first radius segment. It was hard work to bend the ply over the stringers. More screws than expected were required to fix it. Today I could remove all the screws.

Working time been invested: 900 hours

Saturday 15 February 2014

Glass Coating Of The Inner Rudder Stock Surface

The processing of glass fabric still makes me trouble. I always get a air bubbles under the fabric and get them not completely removed.
It is not a problem in case of the inner rudder stock surface, but until I start coating the hull I should have mastered the technique better.

What the hell is the trick?

Friday 14 February 2014

My Sauna Serves As A Steam Box

Because of lack of a steam box I bend the tiller in my sauna

Working time been invested: 890 hours