Building a 17 meter aluminum cutter
A sneak peek at the workshop and the forward most bulkhead.
Our first templates10/26/2011
Here we are making templates to see if what we planned is what we really want. If all is well then the template is already done for all the ply.... its just a matter of cut, treat, and place.
Time to hatch09/22/2011
With weather improving on average, its time to take the hatches seriously.
The invisible work09/19/2011
Insulation, ahh insulation. I wonder if I was temporarily insane to not use spray on foam... we have been cutting and gluing for sooo long. But I don't regret it... the end result pays for the time spent. But its one of those invisible jobs... there's a ton of those on a boat, they need to be done, yet nobody will know it was done.
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. :)