Building a 17 meter aluminum cutter
Well, we are still working on the insulation, and have been for about a month and a bit. Despite how long that seems compared to the simple spray on foam, we feel we're going faster than we anticipated. Its actually very satisfying to feel the boat becoming more temperature and sound stable. It looks good to... not that we'll be able to see it once the interior is build over it.
Here you can see our temporary floor and some insulation on the keel well. Its the first layer you see which is about 32mm thick, the second layer will also be 32mm. This will give us a tremendous amount of insulation (an advantage in both cold and warm climates.) The only disadvantage is how long its going to take to cut each panel and glue it in place. I'm not going to mention our Square Meter per hour rate.... its pitiful. :)
Touch Down!04/30/2011, Back Yard
It was the 15th of April that she arrived in the back yard and its only now that its being added to the blog. With a million things that need to be done before she gets wet its surprising its even being added now.
When an metal boat gets brushed, you know moving time is soon. Lets hope so, we can't wait to start on the interior and systems.
Our gantry is in place, missing some details which we will deal with later on, but otherwise looking very good. We've made it so that it can be removed from the deck. Some boats have it welded to the deck, but I reckon if it ever gets damaged it will be a lot easier to remove and repair off the boat.
We've got a boom! Yes!!!