Thursday, 28 February 2008

The pictures

The mast, from a square to round and tapered.

Centreboard and rudder, ready to be glued

The tiller, with a spacer

The start of the hollow mast, tapered

Here are some pictures. as promised.

No pictures...yet!

This saturday I could work on the GIS all day, as my wife was busy writing a book (on quality in project management in the schoolsystem...isn't that nice?).

I did the second narrow stave of the mast, made the the internal blocks to size, so now the mast is ready to assemble , prepared the centreboard and rudder for the glueing. After that I had some time left to start on the tiller, as I want to do all "small" parts before actually starting on the boat itself.

Because of the temperature I think I can start doing the glueing next week or so. Then I will start on the boom and the lugyard.The pictures will come later this week, I hope, as I forgot to take my camera back home ( or forgot to take my laptop to the Eifel, the same result: no pictures yet).

But maybe I can blame my neighbour, who is a cattle farmer: he wanted to discuss the impossibilities of the German Taxsystem for farmers to earn a nice living, over a beer or two..three. I cannot remember. As promised: the pictures will follow.


Monday, 18 February 2008

Update (1)

to be able to have more pictures available, you could look at Not only GIS, but some other pictures too.

Next step (2)

Sunday I could work on the boat again: did the marking of the parts of the mast, made all the spacers and planed one of the narrow staves. Pictures will come next wek: forgot my camera...

Next step

Last week I made the planning: here it is:
* woodwork
- marking and cutting all plywood parts;
- mast, boom and lug yard
- rudder blade and centreboard;
- rudder;
- centreboard case;
- bulkheads and transom;
- hull
and from ther the instructions;
* epoxy and glassing
* painting
I first want to finish all parts except the hull, as to avoid that after completion of the hull I have to spend time on a lot of smaller parts. I want to sail asap!

Monday, 4 February 2008

The first pictures of building the GIS

View from the "wharf" , the garage at our Eifelhouse

The instructions (follow them exactly!)

The start of the lofting

Two parts of the side panel

The jigsaw with the tape to keep a good distance while sawing

All ply parts ready to be assembled