This page is all about the Main Hull

First thing to do was building the main support frame

Next was setting up the mold frames

Here I  took a different path from the plans (Plans needed negative mould plans, I went positive)

Because of this I could first finish the bottom outside part of the hull, and only needed to turn the hull over 1 time.

I used a self-leveling cross-laser tripod to place the panels both level and alligned (to eachother)

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This is my “workshop” when it rains: My Carport …

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First 16 plywood sheets epoxied, glued and sheets outlined to be cut to 9m panels

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First panels cut

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Mould frames taped on the sides + first panels screwed and zip-tied

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Top 3 panels epoxied together

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Bottom 2 panels up on the frames and epoxied together

Turning the hull right side up is getting closer…

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Just straightened the stem on the main hull.

Now I have to wait for the Oregon Pine Stem parts I ordered to close up the Stem

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Got the Oregon pieces friday, so installed them using thickened epoxy and screws.

Afterwards, removed the screws and filled the holes with epoxy

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flushed the hull and stem, marked the waterline, just need to finish some spots and then its glassing time

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Finished the spots and glassed 1 side of the hull + peel ply

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Finished glassing the outside + put my tent up over the hull

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Started to apply the fairing compound

As U can see on the pictures I left the edges compound free.

Thats because theres 1 more panel that should be added. I’ll add that one when the hull is right side up.

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Next part fairing compound applied
The rectangular shape I didnt fair is where the daggerboard box will be.

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Fairing compound on port side applied

Stem and part of the starboard side applied. 1 more day needed to complete the application, but its just to cold…

If the temp stays this low I’ll start sanding port side.

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Applied epoxy putty on the hull. Finally finished.
Let the sanding begin…

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First sanding on the main hull finished.

Hopefully 1 more application Fairing compound followed by 1 more sanding and I can start applying the primer…

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Primer applied. Just 1 more coat and then I can turn the hull right side up.

But I messed up my calculations so I need to order some more primer for the third and final coat.

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A serious milestone in my project

The hull is right side up…

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Installing the last hull panel ( Panel 1)
As allways I used my trusted “additional hands”, the scrap pieces of plywood.