Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Mounting the Bulb Slabs, Part II


Two out of the six M16x1 S/S-bolts are to short for screwing on a nut.

Special nut, machined from 20 mm diameter brass-rod and a reamed M14-nut

The brass-rod has been soldered into the reamed M14-nut

The 3 mm thick washer should distribute the pressure to the lead

All nuts tightened to a torque of 25 Nm


Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Painting the Waterline


The upper edge of the waterline is marked on the hull

The waterline is grinded

2nd layer of the waterline is painted

Finished Waterline

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Finishing the Hull


1st layer Epifanes PU-DD Yacht Coating
2nd layer Epifanes PU-DD Yacht Coating

3rd layer Epifanes PU-DD Yacht Coating ...
 ... 5th layer Epifanes PU-DD Yacht Coating ...
... 7th and last layer Epifanes PU-DD Yacht Coating
The hull is protected by plastic foil in order to protect it during the following work on deck.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Primering the Hull


1st layer Epifanes Epoxy HB-Coat has been grinded ...
... and filled. Afterwards
2nd layer Epifanes Epoxy HB-Coat has been applied

3rd layer Epifanes Epoxy HB-Coat has been applied
3rd layer Epifanes Epoxy HB-Coat has been grinded and is preapared for next layer.
4th layer Epifanes PU-Primer has been applied

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Installation of Batteries and Chargers

After the starboard berth-stowage has been painted, I started the installation of the first battery bank. Two battery-banks of 48 V, 50 Ah are planned. One on starboard and one on portside. The both charger units are mounted below the companionway.

Painted starboard berth-stowage


48 V, 50 Ah Starboard battery-bank in berth-stowage

48 V, 600 W starboard charger unit below companionway