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November 22, 2017

Details

Doing the galley. To prewent my precius food from slipping out of my hand I have glued a bit of Tufnol to the bottom of my bowl I made out of carbon fiber. Now the grip is excellent.

When not holding the bowl she can rest in a swinging holder.

Below the bowl is the countertop.

The bowl in a heeled position.

To let the bowl swing easily I made a bearing out of Tufnol and inserted it in the bulkhead, gluing it with epoxy.

On the opposite side is a washer and a cotter pin.

The navigational light is now also done it consist of four LED water proof backup lights

The mast are now painted. Color RAL 1003 signal yellow.

To be continued…

Regards Yrvind




November 5, 2017

SALOON COMPASS

For convieneice I have installed a compass in the living room. That way, even in the middle of the night I only need to open one eye to find if I am still on the right course.

If not, thanks to the new steering arrangement with lines in the roof and my new type of winch  I do not have to leave the bed to adjust the rudder.

Often I will sail the same course for several days, the compass is gimballed, but not enough. If the average healing is 20┬░ I can tilt the compass 20┬░ and lock it in the new position with the help of the two wing nuts. Thats easier on the compass.

Below same pictures.

First I use a Plastimo handbearing compass. To save space I have shorteneed the handle. I also have added a string to fix it so when the boat capsizes it will stay put. Besides the one in the bedroom I have one in the navigation compartment.

The good thing with the Plastimo ia that the vertical scale is vertical. Silva compass used to have that feuture but to save a few pennis the vertical scale is now only 45┬░. Nut very useful.

The compass holder. Sturdy enough.

The compass in its holder fixt at an angle with small wing nuts.

The lines controlling the rudder and its jammers.

Here are two pictures of the aft compass, the one in the navigation/lunchroom

First one I missed the top part of the compass. Secound one taken through the window.

The opening under the first picture is the door to the bedroom. Part of my blanket can be seen.

To be continued…

Regards Yrvind.




November 1, 2017

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