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


  1. Dear Mr. Holm,

    Nice work you are doing here but I got a link of ready charts for wooden boats and want to know how good are they and are they worth the price of it? the link is

    Thanks for your help in advance.


    1. Dear Bassam,
      I can't say anything about the quality of building plans from internet.
      I am not an expert. Therfore I did not want to take any risk and bought my plans from Dudley Dix for $ 500. These plans are well prooved and you get advises from him If nessesary.

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  3. Hmm.. how about building it with complete wood , i have no plan where i'm going with this idea. wanted to try building a boat since a long time back. and now i'm reading all these contents and watching videos in YouTube to get knowledge , Thanks for the details article of your blog . gonna try with this for now.