Building a 17 meter aluminum cutter
Deck paint nearly done02/04/2015
The deck painting process is nearly finished. We did it one or two patches at a time, so it's been slow going. We choose light grey industrial single part polyurithane called protectakote UVR. The stuff is fantastic, super grip and tough as nails... I have dropped hammers on it with zero damage.. The hammer even bounced! We have a stair case that leads up to the boat... I used this as a testing ground for the paint. Super high wear for six months and it wa still in great condition. I primed with interprotect.
Galley looking good06/14/2014
Here is a nice view of the stove on board along with the trim around the port lights. The drawers at not made yet hence the gaping holes.
Aft Cabin Drops05/31/2014
This little project was finished a while ago. It as the foot of our bed in the aft cabin. The one photo shows the insulation covering what is our Lazarette. I used old scraps so not to waste. There is a space between that foam and the actual position of the wall, so we filled it with a couple drops for storing random little things that don't have anywhere else to go.
It's hard to show engine room sound insulation because of the space and mess in there at present, but here is some extra we put on the aft cabin aft bulkhead. The reasoning is that it might dampen autopilot noise and what ever other noises that would come from the steering. Thrown in there is the generator engine panel and tank tender, they are both mounted right next to where you get into the engine room. The main engine panel will be in the pilot house with alarms sent into the cockpit.
This part of the boat has so much hidden technical work its crazy. As the fuel tanks are belowand on the othe side of the keel well we neede to sort all the fuel plumbing before tackleing any wood work. We'll post fuel plumbing in another entry. Suffice to say that we can transfer to the day tank from either tank, from tank to tank and in emergency run directly from a tank with no day tank involved. We have also setup a polishing system that can act as backup transfer system. I am quite chuffed about the polishing. I hate the idea of old dirty fuel. We can polish all the fuel in a day using hardly any energy. Thus on sunny days with extry juice we can polish just for fun ;) Did i mention i don't like dirty fuel...
Where to begin!?04/08/2014
We are officially the worst bloggers ever. I don't think letting a year pass without a single post is normal by anyones standards. Any way lets start with some deck gear and in the nextpost we'll move inside. Here you can see the maxwell 3500 with the deck wash spigots along side. One is for fresh wash down and the other is salt for the super dirty jobs. you can also see the deck paint we've chosen. Only some of the deck has been painted. Weather permitting we'll do the rest in a week or two. You can also see the rollers we designed and made. They each have an inch ID 316 tube pressed in and sit on an inch 316 shaft. The whole system works like magic with 1/2 inch chain. Still to add is a bar to stop the chain jumping under extreme conditions. Thats it for now. Next inside. Galley maybe?
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