Rudder blade (cont.)

After finishing the carbon rudder stock and shaping the foam of the rudder blade I needed a break from this project.

To prevent damage to the foam I should however put some carbon laminate on the blade as soon as possible. The thin edge of the blade is very vulnerable.

But first I have to do some fairing (the dark stuff on the foam):

Windpilot Pacific for sale

( SOLD August 2019 )

I am considering selling my Windpilot Pacific because it does not get much use as a result of the new project.

It’s from december 2015 but I started using it in 2017 (my boat wasn’t ready when I bought the unit).

It has the extra MF1 bracket (see drawing below from the Windpilot site) and the crossbar to improve the angle of the steering lines. I painted the reserve windvane with two component paint and put some reflective tape on it, looks quite professional. Most (or all) of the small parts in the little plastic bag are still there (I didn’t use them).

Contact me through this site if you’re interested. The unit can only be inspected and collected here in The Netherlands.

Dinghy work

While waiting for the final drawings of the deck/cabin top of the mothership I worked on the dinghy.

I changed the mechanism to lock the two halves together (this is the third version), glued in 24 (!) stainless bolts for the hinges, put some carbon tape on the chines and started fairing the two “transoms”.

Dinghy seats

I found another use for my balsa and made two relatively light seats for the dinghy:

Looking at the two halves of the dinghy made me think about using them separately as one person micro boats.

I could even add a tiny outboard motor! I stiffened the “transoms” (also with balsa/glass) to make this a future possibility.