I bumped into the ventilators I made earlier and put some filler on them.
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 ….
Sleeves and bearings for the carbon rudder stock are ready. They are BIG.
This was the third season after the refit for the Jeanneau.
It needed cleaning. The Kiwigrip looked like a garden. I also found several crab legs, confirming my suspicion that birds really like having dinner on my deck.
This one looked guilty:
The boat stays in the water so I couldn’t clean under the waterline. I don’t want to know how that looks after three years.
After cleaning I put 10 litres of diesel in the tank.
This blog has changed.
It was about the refit of a Jeanneau Rush. That boat is in the water.
The new (long term) project is building a foam sandwich boat from scratch. See the model on the left. There used to be a drawing of a Jeanneau Rush there.
Today I only managed to do some cleaning and sanding of the rudder blade. To compensate for the lack of progress I changed a picture on a website ….
To also post some content (and fake progress) I add the picture below showing the big rudder stock. It’s almost as thick as the rudder blade and makes me smile!
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):
The doghouse is structurally finished.
The edge still needs some reinforcing. Putting on the extra laminate should only take 15 minutes (I have already removed the foam core).
I don’t look forward to fairing this thing, it’s quite big and has a difficult shape (the inside especially).