Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Fiberglassing the amas (6)

Three hours last night in which we prepared and fiberglassed one side of the second ama. Here's Cinzia scribing the fiberglass which will be then cut to size

and here's the finished product. We used about 700 g of clear resin and the usual 160 g/sq.m. cloth.

Total work time to date: 455 hours.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Fiberglassing the amas (5)

Two hours this morning to laminate two layers of fiberglass (160 g/sq.m) on the bottom of the port ama. Here's me wetting the FG cloth with clear epoxy

and here's how it looks at the end

Total work time to date: 452 hours

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Second ama ready to glass

Two hours today in which we sanded the FG edges to a feather edge (well, sort of) on the first ama. We then swapped the two amas and put the second one on the sawhorses, ready to glass.

Total work time to date: 450 hours

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Fiberglassing the amas (4)

Just one hour last night to fiberglass the two deck pads

Totale work time to date: 448 hours

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Rudder (2)

Two more hours, yesterday, to continue shaping of the rudder blade with power plane, Surforms, rasp and sander (40 grit). Here is how it looked at the beginning

and here it is after two hours, almost done...

Total work time to date: 447 hours

Friday, July 15, 2016

Fiberglassing the amas (3)

Four hours between last night and this morning to fiberglass the deck of the first ama. Here's a pic of the (tedious) preparation of the surface with the rotoorbital sander and 120 grit.

The fiberglass (160 g/sq.m.) was then cut to size and laminated on the deck using about 500 g of epoxy. The two large aka bearings will be fiberglassed later because we had to fill several screw holes.

This morning we checked that everything was ok, cut away the useless fiberglass from the deck porthole opening, and removed the rough edges of the fiberglass using a Surform and a sanding pad.

Total work time to date: 445 hours.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Fiberglassing the amas (2)

We had to skip the last two week ends due to personal commitments, the last one being my son Giovanni's graduation cerimony at the University of Glasgow.
Anyway, this moring we worked two hours fiberglassing the other side of the starboard ama, using the same approach that we used before. Her's a pic of the fiberglass being draped on the hull side

We then cut it to size and laminated it using about 600 cc of resin and a roller.

Next step will be fiberglassing the ama deck. Last week Cinzia worked about one hour to prepare the hull for today.

Total work time to date: 441 hours