Capsize recovering

January 9, 2017

Next time my trimaran is upside down something went wrong   😉



Update timelapse video workshop webcam

January 21, 2013

And I did some more vacuum infusion, like the aft cabin deck and the V-berth bottom for in the bow.

Vacuum infusion aft cabin deck

V-berth bottom

Update of Fram’s webcam video (time lapse)

February 5, 2012

Another Milestone

January 23, 2012

I can say I now have a lot of experience with making airtight vacuum bags. As a matter of fact, within this project this is big hull vacuum bag number 9 and I thought it would be a piece of cake. After all, it is not just a vulnerable foam hull but a foam hull with an airtight internal laminate. And the joins of the Port and Starboard halves are covered with a glass tape. So no worries about air tightness. I thought ……..

After some more changes in the bag and improvements of the hull integrity in the past two weeks it had to happen.

Last weekend, despite the fact the vacuum bag was still not perfect the infusion started at 3.00 PM in the afternoon. There were a few precautions taken to be able to solve possible problems during the infusion and this has worked out satisfactorily. Only the end counts and despite the troublesome preparations it was again a success, a big relief and another milestone in the project. After a evening and night watch during the cure of the resin I went home at 5.00 AM the next morning, tired but with a good and happy feeling.

Click in the video to see how it went.

Furthermore I made a new photo galery in with the flow prediction simulation and photo’s of the resin infusion process. Please click here or in the simulation image below.

Click for more simulations and process photos

Opening of the renovated Maritime Museum Amsterdam

October 6, 2011

Opening Het Scheepvaartmuseum 1 oktober ’11 from Het Scheepvaartmuseum on Vimeo.

Here is the video of last weekend, turning over the F39 mainhull

March 14, 2011

In some countries there seems to be a problem to play this vid on YouTube. If so, than try this link. (be patient, it is a 26Mb file)

Update of workshop webcam video

January 6, 2011

Here is a new update of the video from the workshop webcam.

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