I drilled some holes in the boom for a foldable Wichard padeye. A purpose built, L-shaped, backing plate should keep it in place.
Started building the emergency tiller.
It consists of a left over piece of glassfibre tube and a stainless steel tube. The two will be connected by carbon fibre later.
Still needs fairing but this is enough to survive the winter. To be continued next summer.
Started work on the mold for the keel bulb (lead).
Hardware for outhaul, reefing points, gooseneck et cetera mounted on the boom. This way I will not be tempted to keep fairing and painting. I’ve settled for an industrial look ….
I took the carbon tiller home again to avoid damaging it.
I wasn’t very productive this summer but I managed to do some fairing (doghouse) and painting (boom, goose neck, tiller):
Wind, hail and lightning after ‘hittegolf’.
I used some leftover carbon cloth to make a little bracket for the tiller, near the rudder stock.
The bracket connects the two sides of the tiller to handle torsion loads. It also creates a local reinforcement of the tiller for a rudder stop (a simple rope attached to the eye bolts).
I also test fitted the carbon goose neck fitting on the boom. It’s a bit scary drilling holes in an almost finished carbon boom ….. I had to drill the holes in the solid laminate, not in the fragile foam sandwich. That worked out OK.