Saturday, 27 August 2011

Hull of Marsh Cat begins to take shape

The sheer clamp has been laminated to the shape of the hull then installed, creating the sheer line. The first deck beam is installed, and the carlin for the coaming is in place, Some of the floors are glued and filleted in place.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Marsh Cat turned over

 The Marsh Cat was freed from its mold and turned over,
At this point in construction the hull weighs about 340 lbs

Work now starts to clean the hull on the inside and start putting in the floors.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Marsh Cat is primed

Its amazing what a coat of primer does for a new hull. Today we primed the hull and put a first coat of antifouling on the Marsh Cat hull. Tomorrow we will turn the hull over and start the interior.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

August Update

This is a completed Joel White designed Marsh Cat, the second one that we built, sailing on Cheasapeake Bay. This great little boat is cold molded by our shop. This summer we started #4. The picture on the right is the beginning of the mold construction. After the stations are complete, stringers are attached and the process of cold molding begins.
In the next picture, a layer of 10oz fibreglass cloth has been laid on the port side of the hull which will be saturated with epoxy resin. The starboard side will be done the next day and then the job of fairing the hull before it gets turned over begins.