Monday, 4 May 2009

Getting there..!?

Made some nice progress on the GIS.  Did most of the building, only the runners on the bottom have to be attached. That I will do when the interior has been finished. There all the woodwork has been done, only some cleaning and painting to be done...

Here are some pictures

Sailing on the Great Grass Lakes of the Eifel

the quarter knee. starboard side

the gunwales. the large one is for the rowing locks

the breasthook

the first varnishing of the mast, boom and yard

glueing the frontseat

attaching an extra piece of wood to the stringer on the mid seat. a misinterpretation of the building plan

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

the sequence of the pictures did not work out: no relation with the real world, I think. Building a boat is easier than building an blog. But a blog is faster.

the hull, upside down, waiting for the bottom

first attempt of a dry run for the hull. from a staple of sheets to this. almost a boat?

centre board case, glued

working on the centreboard case

the hull, bottom attached, sides planed level with the sides.

the bottom. partially glued, working on the rest

th hull, bulkheads fitted, bevelling the chines

front seat. the hole for the mast still hast to be made.

mid seat, dry run for glueing the supports

rear seat, fitted to the hull, a dry run

a view of the hull, work in progress

rear of the hull, glueing the side stringers and rear stringer

mast support and mast partner

hull with centreboard

a view of the hull, gunwales attached for a dry run

The hull, just turned

Made some progress: hull is almost ready, loose parts are almost ready (mast, yard, boom: some glassing to do) here are some pics:

Monday, 2 February 2009

Work in progress

bottom glued on the hull.

waiting for the glue

dry fitting of the bottom

checking the bevels of the chine logs and the bulkheads after planing them.

the hull assembled with gunwales. Still a dry run

the assembly of the hull 

the centre board case: a dry run before glueing

the centre board

Butt straps on the bottom

Here I am again: still working on the GIS, though progress is quite slow.
Situation:  hull completed (hull, bulkheads and bottom), most parts ready (mast, boom, yard, rudder, rudder blade, centreboard, centre board case), epoxied or glassed.

here are some pictures:

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

some progess

after some delay: progress has been made! At this moment I have:
- all parts ready (mast, boom, yard, centreboard, rudder, centreboard case)
- assembled the hull except for the bottom
- epoxied almost all parts
- ordered the sail and had it deliverered

here are some pictures