woensdag 21 mei 2008

minor progress

Not much progress last few weeks due to a holiday with the family and nice weather (been sailing my hobie 16 instead of building).

It's getting time to start thinking about the hardware/sails. I'm trying to find some affordable sheet tracks, travellers, tracks & slides for the hatch etc. but that seems impossible in the marine field.
In an attempt to save some money I bought a Rutgerson main sheet traveller second hand, but I'm having second thoughts about it. This traveller is very beefy (and heavy) and way overkill for my boat. I'll probably sell it and buy a new midrange Harken traveller.
All interior panels are taped. I'll leave the interior very basic first, and will decide later (while sailing) what works best. I'm happy I chose the centerboard: cabin looks quite roomy.
Cutting holes is always a scary part. I used a lot of time trying to figure out the right shape and came up with this. Still not really certain if this is 'it', but I guess it's better to just cut it and move on..... Now there's no way back.......