Tuesday, September 30, 2008


September brought a distraction -- I purchased a land yacht (on a similar size to the F-22) -- and we took a trip each weekend trying it out.

Mount Rainier just south of Seattle.

The beach on the Pacific coast, just west of Seattle.

My brother Stacy was up from Santa Barbara, CA, and he joined us for a trip to Mt. Baker and Mt. Shuksan in the North Cascades, just north of Seattle.

Camping made easy -- stove, fridge, heater, bed . . . east must be next.

Consequently, I didn't make a whole lot of progress. Here I am taping the bulkheads. The keel was taped with the boat vertical.

I hadn't had time to tape after the join, so I had placed PP along the bog to minimize the sanding -- it was a major time saver.

Here are a couple of interesting pictures of the interior while upside down. Bow with stiffeners.


This was one of the molds I made for making the angled beam mount flange (hot glue is amazingly strong, covered in tape).

Not quite enough room to put both shoulders in. The strap holds the float down against flat part of the mold on top of the form.

Here, I placed the first two layers with PP (removed) and positioned the mold plate for the subsequent layers. I plan on filleting the groove and then placing the multiple layers in PMVB fashion.

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