Deck and Cabin Roof
The deck is now firmly welded to the hull and the cabin roof, the doghouse and the aft arch are in their final positions. The impression of how the cockpit will look later is starting to be pretty complete.
The deck, cabin roof, hard dodger and cockpit have now been welded together separately. The hull has been turned.
Metalwork has progressed further and the hull was unmolded this week, that means it was removed from the steel mold on which it was constructed initially.
Progress of Work on the Hull
All main plates of the hull are now in place, and work has started on some parts of the superstructure, like the characteristic stern arch which will later hold solar panels and dinghy davits.
First Hull Plates Welded
The first hull plates have been welded onto the transversal frames this week. Hull plates are 10 mm and 8 mm strong.
Metalwork has started
Here we go! Work on our aluminium hull started this week. First, the aluminium transverse frames are mounted on a reusable steel frame, which is used for all ships of this series.