Last step of the leeward hull construction: the bottom chines got rounded and the entire outside glassed.
OK leeward hull, you are finished now. Get out of the workshop and make space for the windward hull!
After the deck is finished its time to turn the hull around and get the outside prepared and glassed.
After the hull shell is finished it need o get closed.
The side panels of the main hull are glued on now. Eventually, it looks like a boat!
Its almost winter time in Germany 🙁 In the northern part that means rain, fog, darkness and temperatures around 5°C. No ideal conditions for boat building.
Fortunately, our workshop is equipped with an oven and plenty of firewood. With a good fire it’s quite cozy in there and work is a pleasure!
We became friends to the famous German circumnavigator and adventurer Burghard Pieske short after he returned from his “Ana Varu” voyage early 2019.
Ana Varu is a pacific proa. Burghard sailed her from Taiwan to the Marianne’s where he successfully supported the local boat building and sailing communities. Unfortunately “Ana Varu” capsized and was lost to the big blue. But we doubt that the Ana Varu voyage is over yet! Further information can be found here and here.
Aside of his interest for the pacific sailing traditions, Burghard is an expert for European sailing history too! Especially the viking age era in northern Germany and Scandinavia. As part of the Euro Viking project he uses his knowledge for a training program for socially disadvantaged youths and put them back on the road of life. Burghards work is outstanding and deserves honor!
After 2 weeks, the bulkheads are prepared and in place. Now we work on getting the plywood sheets around them to create a hull.
The cross beams are key components of every multihull. Proasis’s beams are made from plywood and timber in a hollow construction. The outside is reinforced with glassfiber. Each beam is 4.5 m long and weights about 25 kg.