Mk.II Floats - Week 3

by Web FishMay 10, 2014 @ 12:40pm

Final finish. An external coat of epoxy applied and finished to a polish. We are now ready for mounting on the vacuum base plate:

 

With combined weight of float model and ballast of 19.5 lb. we still have 2" of free board. In a catamaran configuration this gives us a target total weight of 40 lb:

Building the floats - Step 6

by Web FishMar 19, 2013 @ 01:59pm

 

The fiberglass skin on the floats is now done. Ready for the final finish. Before we do that, we should put the frame on water to validate our math (and make sure Archimedes was right :)

 





Building the floats - Step 5

by Web FishMar 13, 2013 @ 08:30am

 

Fiberglass week at the shipyard. Floats should stay under 3.5 lb. each to to keep within the overall weight budget:

Building the floats - Step 4

by Web FishMar 9, 2013 @ 07:34am

 

Final layer of body filler on the floats. Sanding halfway done: