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The new building that we moved the hull to is only going to be used for hull #1. It has been difficult playing “musical buildings” for the last several months but space large enough and tall enough to build yachts is a bit scarce these days. With 12 (plus or minus) boat builders in Skagit county, a lot of the …

Popping the Mold

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Today was another banner day. I have been busy all week and unable to get down and take pictures of the bulkheads installed but I guess they are in there as today we split the mold. Here is a picture of the mold before splitting. They have installed the tracks on either side so that once the mold is split, …

The Laying of the Keel

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Today is a big day, one that we have been anticipating since the beginning of our project. It is the first day in building the boat. If it were in olden times, it would be considered the “laying of the keel”. Today we infused the hull. In previous postings you have seen the mold with the dry stack of materials …

NW 42: Progress Report

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Hull in process of having inner layers of mat installed. Note stringers to be infused integrally to the hull. Stern sections showing stringers and aft bilge area of the wide keel. Another look at the stringers; one has been covered with mat, the other will soon be covered. The hull is nearly ready to have the resin infused into the …

NW 42: Progress Report

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The gelcoat has been applied in the mold, the first layers of glass are in place and the Kevlar (dark yellow color) is visible in the forward section. Workers are placing Corecell coring material into the mold prior to the infusion process. Corecell is placed over the Kevlar. Kevlar is on the outside to protect the hull in case of …