The turn continued without problem. Due to the early onset of the secondary task of beer drinking, I failed to get a final photo of the hull upright.
Pascal demonstrating the ancient art of hull surfing.
The dagger slides and dagger board were supplied by Exocetus as part of the kit. At this point we commenced the secondary task of emptying Peters fridge of beer.
At the half way point the dagger board was inserted and checked for fit.
The port hull had already been turned a few days before. The operation was stress free and the epoxy finish on the hull skin is excellent.
In October we went to Peters place to help turn his second Hull
Here the hull is hanging on several winches waiting for the turn to begin
First step installation
The preformed radius profiles supplied with the Exocetus kit allow for easy installation and minimal fairing.
Both hulls are being built at the same time
Peter is making good progress with side and bottom skins installed and radius skin 80% completed. Build was started mid November 2015 with two men working 2 or 3 days a week progress is very good taking into consideration this is an amateur build by guys who have not built a boat before.
The skin section is bonded in position in a single operation.
The skin section is 'dry fitted' to check alignment and mark bonding areas for the application of epoxy.
The hull skins can be installed individually but the best results are achieved by bonding as many skin sections as possible into a large section on a flat surface before bonding to the hull frame.
Even larger skin sections can be handled with a single chain block..
In August last year we supplied a DH550 kit to a customer in Germany. Progress has been very good with the Hull skin installation due to start imminently.
This customer is a home builder and is fortunate to have enough space to build both hulls at the same time.