dinsdag 21 april 2009

One down, two to go.

I haven't posted pictures for a while as I've been really busy with all kinds of non-boat issues, but I hope these pictures will be worth the waiting.

This weekend the main hull had to be taken out of the workshop. Although I already have some experience hoisting hulls (the floats) I still was very nervous.....

Above a very tired & stressed owner/builder (me, that is) apparently thinking smoking a lot of cigarettes will prevent the boat from falling down.

It was a very tight fit and I needed to built a roller to stick the boat out of the workshop as far as possible while keeping it level (only 5 cm play on the topside because of the overhanging roof).
When hoist-day came nearer I had to do all kind of small stuff to the trailer, the workshop and the boat and I had to rush and work till late at night to get it all sorted. That's why I didn't find time to clean the boat before hoisting. In hindsight a pity as this was the perfect 'photo opportunity'.

My brother Hans and I stuck out the boat as far as we dared. On the above picture it was almost balanced. Then we had to wait for the crane (below).

Very interesting machine. This company (http://www.witkraan.nl/) specialises in small cranes for tight urban areas. This is their biggest crane.After attaching the first hoist-sling we had to stick the boat further out of the workshop, crawl in the boat to the hoist hook of the crane and attach the second lift sling and tension it with a hoist. Brrrrr (but all went well).
Above the boat is almost down.....without the floats it looks a bit ehmmm ....well... funny, if you ask me.
Look at the overhang of the boat on the trailer! I'll have to watch out in the corners as the boat will swing out a lot.

Just a picture of the cockpit. The bolt in the traveler will be used to attach the support of the mast-support.
I made an extra set of lights + plate. When the full mast support is on the boat, I will use the same setup only the lights will be a bit higher because the lights have to be above the outboard.

The outboard mount by the way is bolted to the transom with three M8 bolts (+ backing plate of course). Because the transom is not straight but 5 degree angled, I made a wedge to get the motor mount pointing straight down. To be sure I also made a RVS support from the top of the motor mount to about 10 cm in front of the mount. Pictures will follow.

After reading all the heated debate on the F-boat forum in the (in)famous 'tow vehicle threads' I was a bit nervous if my car would be able to pull the boat. It's not an 8 cilinder, 4 liters, monster car which some people seem to need to tow a boat, but just an 16 year old volvo 240 stationwagon (2 liter). It turned out the car pulled the trailer with ease, and I'm not concerned it will be a problem when the boat gets a few 100 kg heavier after fitting the floats/beams/mast.

1 opmerking:

Grant Kinsman zei

Nothing like seeing an F22 emerge from the 3rd floor,... only by Menno. Well done.