building hours spent first year of 51 ft catamaran G-Force 1500c
Building hours spent first year
Dec 7

7 December 2012 we open the doors of an empty shed. A year later and 1666 building hours spent, we accomplished a lot. The designer estimated 6000 building hours for Lees meer

See how it balance it self
Vacuum infusion hull out side
Nov 30

October-November 2013  After turning the hull we can start preparing the vacuum infusion for the outside of the hull. This should proceed much faster, as we don’t need any tests since Lees meer

Keep as low as possible to minimize any risk
Turn the hull
Oct 30

September – oktober 2013:  Breakdown the mold The time has arrived to break down the support beams and turn the hull. Exciting because the hull only really gets his sturdiness Lees meer

Enka hoses ca 1 meter from each other and 50 cm from the vacuum hose
Vacuum infusion inside hull
Sep 30

August-September 2013: Paul has a vivid memory of the build of his previous boat. The lamination of the hulls with the hand-lay-up method was a sticky mess. So far we Lees meer

A preview of the layout. The space between the hulls will be ca 1,5 meter wider
Bulkheads installed

September 2013:   Now that the inside of the hull is laminated we can place the previously made bulkheads. This provides extra security on the inside when rotating the hull. Lees meer

Vacuum infusie vlakke panelen
Vacuum infusion flat panels
Jul 30

Juni-juli 2013: There are still some finishing touches needed on the inside of the hull before we can start with reinforcing the hulls with fiberglass. First we will make the Lees meer

buitenkant romp in foam
Frames and thermoforming
Jan 31

January 2013:  We took a week off following the New Year celebrations, and therefore have some catching up to do. Despite two weeks of frost we’ve still managed to make Lees meer

Building frames
Dec 30

December 2012; We were finally able to start building the jigs for the hulls. The design that we bought from Schionning was so new that we had to wait while Lees meer