Monday 18 August 2014

Keel Fillet

The Dudlex Dix design requires to reinforce the 12 mm thick backbone with 300 g/m² fibreglass fabric over an epoxy fillet on the inside of the hull.
I decided to make my TRÄHOLM  more robust. The thickness of TRÄHOLM's backbone is 20 mm and the fillet is covered with two layers 187 g/m² fibreglass fabric.



Keel Construction Detail

The hull has been coated with biaxial fibreglass of 600 g/m² weight. Steerboard and portside  coating overlap the keel by about 10 cm. Additionally the keel has been coated with one layer 187 g/m² fabric of 150 mm width and an additional layer 187 g/m² fabric of 75 mm width. Inside of the hull the keel-backbone has been reinforced with an high density epoxy fillet and two layers 187 g/m² fabric.

Sunday 10 August 2014

Satellite View of my Boat

Obviously, the "Google Satellite" flew over my greenhouse ships-yard shortly after turning the hull and has documented the new situation.

Keel Foil Slot

I covered the keel foil slot for the sake of simplicity during glass coating of the hull. Now I reopened it. For this task it was quite convenient that the hull can easily be tilt.

Saturday 9 August 2014

Water In The Boat

Not the boat but the greenhouse roof is leaking. I have scooped about an half liter of water and stretched a tarp over the boat until the roof is repaired.

Friday 8 August 2014

Successfully Turned Hull

The somewhat expensive preparation has paid off. The turning of the hull was done in 10 minutes and no one came up a sweat

Wednesday 6 August 2014

Preparations For Turning Over The Hull Finished

I was doing some remaining work on the hull turning device. This Friday it will show whether the device is strong and stiff enough for the task.