Friday 17 July 2020

Antifouling Peels Off

My son discovered some small white spots on the port side next to the keel. A closer inspection showed that the antifouling is peeling off. Fortunately, only the small area next to the keel seems to be affected. But I don't know what the reason could be. I will investigate it the next days.

Area where the antifouling peeled off, after cleaning with a steel brush and washing with salmiak-water
Subsequent entry:
The reason for the poor adhesion of the antifouling is probably moisture from condensation or very humid conditions during curing. Thus a waxy film appeared on surface of cured epoxy.

Sunday 5 July 2020

Trim of the Boat Improved

When the boat was first launched in July 2018, it floated well on the DWL. But only if the crew was evenly distributed on the boat. As soon as there were more than two crew members in the cockpit, the scoop was flooded.

28th July 2018 after launching. The boat floats well on DWL

In order to overcome the problem, I decided to shifted the engine batteries (120 kg) from bulkhead G to bulkhead C.
I will see whether the action was successful in a few days when the boat goes to water.

Engine batteries shifted from bulkhead G to bulkhead C.