Friday, December 17, 2010

December 17 2010... Pictures


New ribs in the lazarette.  New bulkhead framing, as right at the hull it was in sorry shape...
Paint missing, as the planks of the hull were sanded and the ribs epoxied to them.  Hopefully I won't be the guy in 20 years reworking the planking on the port side...  The ribs are made of 1/4 inch thick pine, 3 1/4 wide.  Built up to a thickness of 2 1/4.  This picture is missing the middle clamp board.  The lower one is in place, and epoxied in.  

 New Lazarette bulkhead...  Epoxy coated, sanded to 80 grit and ready for primer.  Starboard side is much the same.


New frames in engine room.  Middle floor timbers (what would be floor joists in a house) ran at a funny angle.  You can see the bare wood where the original frames ran.  We compromised between the two runs of where it is, and where it should be...  68 year old boats.

The new wood on the floors is a pad to flatten out the run where the fuel tank is going.  We added 3/4 of an inch to the forward side to make certain that when both tanks are empty you'll be able to run the tanks dry, which means less sediment in the tanks.

The clamp is holding the scarf of the new clamp board running from the engine room to the lazarette...  It is easier to through bolt a scarf joint, after you can take out the screws and bore the holes and everything stays put. 
We made more curved corners...  For the aft wall of the cabin.  


The fiberglass work continues on days that seem suitable...  added infusion of technology to make things work.  Wind chill doesn't effect fiberglass...  Infrared thermometer makes it easy to balance out the cold spots between the light from 250 watt heat lamps.

New ladder...  So we can run stuff on the table saw and not have to move our surplus stainless yacht rail around.

We also made a pedestal for the new generator, two layers of 3/4 plywood epoxied together.  Rounded over, and fiberglassed, microballooned and puttied.  Ready for primer.

Next up:
Get the fuel tanks sitting on rubber strips, and wedged in place.
Set the generator, plumb for fuel, water, and exhaust.
Fill the fuel tanks half full.
Hang a plumb bob and define the angle of the aft wall of the cabin.  (Half full tanks splits the difference of empty and full.)

Build the back wall of the cabin, and rework the overhang.  The old roof was cut back to get the fuel tanks in with a straight shot from the crane.

Thats all for now,

Zach

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