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18' Proa built by Peter Schuhmayer in Austria Part2

Page history last edited by Peter Schuhmayer 10 years, 11 months ago

Building Part2

 

The hulls are ready for glassing in the first days of September

 

 

 

I overlapped the glass at the keel and used some tape to get a nice cut.

 

 

I added some reinforcement to the keels later.

It would have been better to do this first to avoid extra sanding.

 

In the meantime I finished my spars. Here is a picture of the boom and the yard, standing in front of my garage.

I also finished the maststep, the claws for the boom, some clamps and the sitting platform. The yard is 6,10m long and weights 6 kilogramm.

Mast and boom are about 4.5 kilogramm each. Sailarea will be 12.5 squaremeter. Pretty much for that small boat, but we often have light winds here.

I bought some 6oz polytarp for the sail. Unfortunally it is only available in blue or white transparent. I choosed blue.

 

 

 

Now we have October 10th here in Austria and a very nice autumn with temperatures up to 27 degrees celsius has ended. Weatherforecast for next week says snow down to 700m ( I live on 650m). I will have to heat my garage for the paintjob. The hulls are ready for painting.

 

 

 

2009 October 25th

 

I sprayed primer onto the hulls last weekend. Didn't know if this was necessary on epoxy. The next day I painted the yellow parts.

The paint is 2K but due to low temperatures the paint did not cure within one day (as usual) and I had to wait with masking and painting the white parts.

 

 

 

 

This weekend I sprayed the white color and removed the masking tapes.

Painting took about 6 hours, but cleaning up the workshop took another 6 hours!

I promise I will never spay-paint inside my workshop again.

  

 

 

Back to Part 1

 

 

 

 

 

Comments (1)

Othmar Karschulin said

at 1:23 pm on Oct 26, 2009

Super Job. Gratulation.
Othmar

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