I have two visitors. Falcon a yachtsman. He spent his first week in a hospital. Then he spent a week in a flat, then one month old he crossed his first ocean. He continued to live 18 years in the boat sailing the eternal endless sea. Now he is here to give me a hand.
Miki is also here. He is from Austria. He helping to modelling my boat in Rhino, like he did with Yrvind Ten.
I took the opportunity to ask my visitors to give me a hand in weighing Ex Lex.
We put everything ready into her, masts, spars, leboards, rudders, hatches ecetera. It came out to 415 kilo. Everything is strongly made and it has been a while scince I weighted her, so it was a releif.
Miki did a calculation in Rhino of the displacement and found that she will float nicely at 32 cm draft loaded to 1100 kilos.
That will take care of the weight problem I think.
Below some pictures, Falcon in the photo
To weigh the boat I hang here in two ropes and add the forces. The picture below show the wheight of the back rope.
This little calculation shows the wheight estimate.
Boat at present 415 kilo
Betteries 75 kilos
150 more kilos to finsh boat
Food 250 kilo
Water 100 kilo
Miscellaneous 100 kilo
Total 1100 kilo
I reserve the right to make miscalculations.
To be continued…