making the first mould
the milling pattern you see on the computer
this is what the machine does with the pattern from the computer
first part is ready
all the parts
before the start : the material for the hull pattern
what a mess on the machine .....and on the floor
a mess, even with a working vacuum cleaner
you can see the form of the pattern
the start of the finishing process after the rough milling
it looks nice now already
milling the other half of the pattern
rough milling process
finishing the second part
Huub holding the two parts together
a look from above
start milling the deck
dust everywhere ....
the nose of the deck
the milling machine
you can see the shape of the deck a bit
the milling machine on the left, the computer on the right
the finishing process
almost ready .....
THE DECK pattern !!
wauw, it looks good
deck and hull together
both patterns are painted
Isn't it nice ?
polishing with water, outside in the snow ..brrrrrr
it is soooo cold outside
Huub goes in to the house to warm his hands and than goes out again several times.
the work has to be done
but it is no fun
sandpaper, sandpaper, water and sandpaper
Waxing the pattern
waxing again, and again, and again ....
and again ....
the wax has to dry
Wax is almost dry
some more minutes to wait
wax on the hull
rubbing wax again
making both ends of the pattern
one of them
it has to fit perfect
the other one
customization the nosepart
and some more wax
rubbing the wax for the 10th time
the deck pattern shining like a mirror
the mould with bumper
getting the bumper out of the mould
yes, it is is a good one
this looks dirty ...
will the pattern get out when all is dry ...?
starting with the laminating paste on the pattern
Laminating past Biresin L89
more paste ..
taking the pattern out of the mould ...........
How will it look ?
unfasten the pattern from the mould ...
How will it look ....
it looks great :0)
and the deck looks great as well
the back is removable
the nose is closed
waxing the mould again
the back of the mould is closed
gelcoat is now on the mould
Rob cuts the mat
Huub taking the picture
the first mat goes into the mould
picture taken from above
4 hands working hard
4 hands to do the job
Rob @ work
finding the place to put the sticker so that you can see the information when you look into the boat.
putting the sticker on it's place
now the drying process starts
keelcase moulds have to dry
the keelcase moulds
sails are ready for 3 boats
the nose after one night dryiing
view of the transom after one night drying
after 24 hours
the first boat is out of the mould
the form of the boat
Huub bought a compressor
and ..... a professional kit for the painting job
making a deck
a lot of work
the deck out of the mould
deck and boat fit perfect together
the new mould cause the old one was to much damaged.
The first boat did not want to come out and took some parts of the mould
the old one was made of very soft material, this is the new one
for the keelcase
this color is to green, it needs more yellow for Huub
Huub likes this pink already for a long time.
He tries to make the same color ....
real baby pink :-0)
dark pink on the left, new color on the right
Huub starts to put resin in the hull
a piece of fiberglass cloth in the transom of the boat
an extra piece of fiberglass cloth for the nose
the resin is on the fiberglass cloth and you don't see it any more
the first piece of fiberglass goes into the mould
just slowly take care of every piece to put it on the right place
quatre mains ...
cutting the cloth that is to long
next time they will cut the cloth before it is in the mould
the first piece of cloth is in the mould
the piece of cloth for the front of the mould
they make an overlap in the middle.
It is an enforcement for the keel case
Rob starts in the nose and then works up to the middle
slowly..... bit by bit
Huub does tampon some extra resin in the mould with a paint brush
the first boat from the new mould
the two pieces of fiberglass cloth are in the mould
just some more enforcement cloth for the rudder
on the left the enforcement for the rudder
and a bit more to the right one for the mainsheet post
enforcement for the nose
enforcement for the transom of the boat
the big piece for in the mould
a precise job to get the hole cloth on its place ...
first trying to fit it in the nose
hand work :0)
( four hands in French )
slowly put the cloth in the resin,
all the pieces have to be on its place, everywhere.
cutting of the rest of the fiberglass cloth
Huub and Rob both do their own job
the cloth is almost completely cut
some more resin here or there or ....
Huub checks if the resin is everywhere in the mould
YES we did it
the hull is almost ready
back from one night in the oven at Rob's house.
Huub takes the nose of the mould.
the back of the boat before taking the black piece of
the nose of the boat
taking the screws away ...
take of the black part carefully with a screwdriver
the transom of the boat in the mould
will it get out ...?
just be careful Huub
Huub uses a thin, soft spatula to put between hull and mould
almost like baking a cake and taking the cake carefully out of the cake tin :-0
after that he takes a very thin peace of plastic
from back to front and back again
the transom comes out, pffff that is ok
the boat comes out of the mould
isn't it a nice baby pink hull ...?
Huub is satisfied.
Huub could not wait, he had to finish the hull,
cut oft he rest of the fiberglass cloth.
boat number 2 for Rob in the mould
the boat for Rob just out of the mould
you can see that the cloth has to be cut of
the orange boat nr 3 for Frans
and a yellow boat out of the mould
color : olive drab
Huub getting an other one out of the mould
Obsession on the left Ace on the right
Huub makes a servo mount
Suzuki yellow, the boat for Craig
a nice one !!
mast ram made by Huub
3 parts polished as well
fixing the deck for some milling work
the drill is in the right position (I hope)
Yes it is, what a nice round hole that is
ready, it looks ok
the mainsheetpost fits in perfect
jib pivot points
taking the screws out
trying to bring the keel in the right position
several brackets to straighten the keel
Huub looks happy, so far so good :-0)
the first model mould for the rudder
a new rudder mould
polishing the mould
both halves fit perfect
this one fits perfect as well
making the first rudder in the new mould
and than the waiting starts .....
rudder in the mould
getting the rudder out of the mould
now take a pair os scissors ....
and it looks much better :-)
right out of the mould
so nice, well done Huub !!
the winch is on its place
below the deck you see the winch like this
part where the battery fits in
the start of putting deck and hull together
the deck is ready
tape in little peaces
a bit epoxy here, a bit there ........
there he goes .....
the back of the boat
tape to keep deck and hull in the right positon
polishing the boat
nice baby pink Huub !!
polished and shiny
eye for detail ... pink lines :0)
lines were to thin, so no pink lines anymore ...
Ace with B rig ready
isn't is a nice boat ?
....... check .........
42 centimeters exactly
iron thread to find the exact middle line to get the keel in the right place in the bulb
a tube keeps up the nose of the bulb
Huub made these holes so that he could see it the bulb was in line
here a glimpse of the nose of the bulb
the nose of the bulb
a glimpse from the other side
B rig on the boat
ready for the maiden trip on Huubs
may 22 2011
what a young looking 60 year old man :0)
off you go Huub ....
Pikanto and Ace together on the water
Christel came from Belgium to watch the maiden trip
I like the boat
and... I like that this pink lady is ready now, so there will be time to walk with Huub and our dog on the beach again :0)
may 23 b rig
Zoetermeer, Noord Aa
a happy sailor :0-)
trimming the sails
the Noord Aa in Zoetermeer