Sonntag, 28. Dezember 2014

Frames for the Bulkhead hatches, deck support structure finalized

The deck support structure of the aft deck - rough blocks of ash glued and screwed in 
the idea is to create a structure solid and rigid enough to potentially allow mounting an outboard engine (even though this is a sakrileg of course, but you never know) 
on the right hand side there is one additional block to allow for asymmetrical mounting
The deck support structure for the carline within the cockpit area
Pieces of ash, doweled into the frames and screwed from the top through the deckbeams.
This is the first part of the hatches in the bulkheads, the frames

Made from Mahogany as well

And bow kingplank

just to have the complete picture, this piece of 20 mm plywood was glued and screwed
in the very front of the bow for additional strength

Here is the bow king plank dry-fitted in the notches in the deck beams and front bulkhead (this one is made of 20 mm Mahogany marine-grade plywood and glassed with epoxy).

Below the king plank one can see the block for the mast partner (35 mm solid ash)
Jig for the router to achieve a 100% circular cutout for the mast. The jig is just a piece of spruce that was cut out on the lathe.
the router bit with the bearing on the top to follow the jig
the result is a 100% accurate hole for the mast in the king plank and the mast partner block
King plank and mast partner epoxied and screwed in place.

Samstag, 27. Dezember 2014

Stern king plank

Now it is time to work on some of the key elements for rigidity and transferring the power of the sail into the hull - the king planks.

rough cutting the inner stern

Before further planing
Notches in the deck beams and bulkheads
and the inner stern

shaping the stern kingplank to fit the deck coaming