Avid readers (are there any?) of this blog might remember way back when I made the plug for the keel bulb, well here are the first two halves out of the sand box.
I would caution against trying this at home, especially not in the kitchen unless like me you have a particularly understanding wife or she happens to be away in the USA!
It's a big boy! This one is really a trial to see if we need to adjust the plug, once we have things ready we will try it on for size and see where the Girls sit on their waterlines.
Mike - you see all those heart shaped lumps of lead (ingots) in the background, they are all from that lump you gave me way back when, as is one half of the keel bulb! It only took an hour to get it to melt!
As you can see the weather was so nice the Girls decided to spend some time in the Garden sunbathing, they both have adjustable mast steps fitted and their lifting plates and bolts are ready for action too. Monica is all decked out in white whilst Gabriela prefers the black carbon look.
Whilst Mrs PJ is away the main man has taken the opportunity to get the "Cheeky Girls" together on the living room carpet!
As you can see Gabriela is in a slightly greater state of disarray than Monica who has at least managed to keep her top on.
Everything is starting to come together
Whilst Mrs Jackson has been away, PJ has been busy busy busy, he tells me the whole thing is a major chore and he is only doing it to try to clear some space in the WS@TCOU. I'll let you decide!
£60 quids worth of components arrive from PJ sails
Much to the disapproval of Mr Jackson who prefers to make everything himself I bought this little lot from PJ Sails!
Rudder & Fins
After numerous attempts to make a workable rudder and fin, using foam carving techniques and a mould we eventually returned to good old fashioned balsa core with an outer coating of Carbon fibre. The fin was made slightly oversized in length so that it can be reduced to fit the Six Metre rules and shaped to the hull & keel bulb later.
Our good friend Goeff Raygada recently sent us this notice.
I am pleased to announce the birth of a new baby sister to Monica And Gabriella. She was born at 07.00 am this morning and weighed 1100g. Mother and baby are both doing well!