Visited Yard in torrential rain, looks like drought not a problem in Northland anymore...
Deck now fitted- the lid is on. Pete has been doing a great job of keeping things moving - but with characteristic attention to detail - while Craig hasn't been in so often in the last couple of weeks.
That blue thing is a 44 gallon drum ... somehow the scale gets lost without a reference and it all looks quite small in some photos
Transom, aft lockers, portlights in aft end of seats for quarterberths.
fordeck opened up to access prod as passes through bow, for more reinforcing of exit point. Recessed forestay attachment looks very nice, sockets for stanchions.
Chainplates nearly finished. That bevel of the hull/deck join looks really good.
Deck mould in foreground, square structure sitting on top of it to the left is the hatch slider for the companionway
Pete fitting the stanchions into their slots. Bow looks bigger with someone in the picture to provide scale...
Composite stanchions, pulpit with easy access to prod between these
It seems like a long way from the companionway to the end of the front cabin. Lots of headroom everywhere, not even much of a duck required from a 180cm/6ft chap to get over the keel box
Area behind the aft sealed bulkhead (where the steering gear will go) has been clear-coated and pretty much finished. Except for the steering gear of course...
And a few interesting bits and pieces ...
Speaking of the steering ... here are the rudder stocks, nearly solid carbon, very chunky and seriously strong. They are awaiting bearings before going in.
One of the dagger board cases that will pass through the boat at the outside edges of the back of the saloon, just in front of the galley and chart table.
Gori folding prop, not much drag when these blades are folded in.
Plates for the hydraulic ram attachments. Theses are also mostly solid carbon