As a result of the (soft) Corona lockdown I don’t have access to most of my materials and tools. I don’t have serious tools at home unfortunately …
But I could think about installing hardware on the boom. I bought some simple stainless saddles from Wichard Marine and made backing plates to support them.
My goal is to keep most control systems in the boom itself. I don’t feel the need to guide all control lines to the cockpit. Another goal is to work with pulley systems (maybe using low friction rings?) instead of winches.
The sketch below will help me remember the setup but is far from final.
I also made another ventilator with some leftover carbon and epoxy. It’s strong (I can stand on it!) but light. Still have to drill the ventilation holes and trim the flange.
I’ve just started preparing the (round) stainless steel bearing sleeves for the (rectangular) carbon rudder stock.
And I found this 30+ years old photo of my first boat building project in my parent’s backyard. I remember coating all plywood panels on both sides with (white pigmented) epoxy before cutting them. That turned out to be a good idea because I was building outside in a rainy Dutch summer. But I also vividly remember the prices for Bruynzeel Marine Plywood and epoxy ….