Tagged: Crossbeams

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2848Hrs – A Long Awaited Coming Together

A landmark day today, the two hulls are now properly connected for the first time. The cross beams are completed, they are sitting in exactly the right locations and there are temporary retaining pins locking them...

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2842Hrs – Bushed

I’ve spent most of today working on the beam troughs, first job was to drill out the pilot holes I drilled the other day to a full 22mm diameter. This was a tad uncomfortable to do up in...

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2835Hrs – Almost There

Another solid session today although unlike yesterday I ended up doing less than I’d anticipated. I underestimated the time it would take to drill the 6 elongated locating pin holes. I needed to take care that I marked...

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2827Hrs – Heavy Lifting Day

I pushed on today and got far more done than I’d anticipated. I got all four beams lifted into position and marked up, then I lifted them all down again and made a start drilling the...

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2821Hrs – Beams Ready For Final Stages

A productive session today, I spent some time marking up and drilling pilot holes through the beam troughs so that when I drop the beams in I’ll easily be able to mark them ready for drilling....

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2815Hrs – Much Needed Colour

Well it hasn’t felt much like June today. We’ve had numerous torrential downpours, it’s been windy, and after getting soaked whilst trying to fix my car I ended up shivering and had to retire to the...

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2813Hrs – Beams Of White

Time challenges continue, half the day was spent underneath my car trying to mend the brakes and then sorting out spares. The job’s not finished so I’m on my bike tomorrow and more time will have...

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2797Hrs – Grey Matter

I had quite a fun day today, after a bit more rubbing down I got out the brush and roller and pottered along slapping the first primer coat on the crossbeams. I always enjoy these ‘transformative’...