9 months ago
Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
I neglected to mention that when dealing with GRP resin the ambient temperature is also very important in the curing process.
I bit the bullet and ordered the sails, number one suit was recommended, I also ordered the mast (one piece costs extra postage but I thought worth it) also the boom and jib boom and the rig kit including the basic kicker.
This all arrived and was unpacked and found to be good quality, it then became apparent that with the mast in the hull and the fin in place there was less than 3 inches from the top of the mast to the ceiling of my workroom🙄, this created problems during the build and made it impossible to transport the complete boat in my car. Rig bag was quickly ordered😜.
There were no difficulties experienced in rigging the boat with the instructions followed.
Strangely I could not get my brain around how the winch worked, it took me ages to grasp what is quite simple when finally I grasped the principle. I found a u-tube on the subject very helpful.
The windows in the deck have been covered with adhesive patch material, like Fablon, in a fabulous dark blue.
I have decided not to name suppliers I purchased from on the blog as I don`t think it right but if any builder wants a recommendation I will reply to a personal message.
Time for the maiden voyage, it surprised me how quickly and easily I managed to rig the boat lakeside, then into the water and away she went. Wonderful, beautiful and a delight to sail so responsive, no regrets and no reservation in recommending this build.
I am now in the early stages of building a 6mtr but that will be another story.