Trampolin lashing rails installed

Proasis won’t have a solid bridgedeck between her hulls. Instead, a trampoline net will be lashed in between. For a tight and durable lashing we have designed connection rails from glass fiber. As part of the many small detail jobs on the road to the final paintjob the lashing rails have been tested on a model and eventually installed on both hulls and beams.

Model for break test. The lashing is attached to a glass fiber rod inside the rail.
Rail glued to the beams.

Leeboard attachment finished

The leeboard is designed to prevent leeway and allow proasis to sail closer to the wind. It is carved from light wood and reinforced by glassfiber. As a proa sails to each direction, the leeboard got an experimental ogival airfoil shape.

It is attached to the leeward hull by wooden rails and fully retractable.

Ogival airfoil shape.
Leeboard rails under construction.

We’ve got a roof!

Finally, the cabin is closed and the windward hull is finished! Lots of small detail work left to do, working towards the paint job.

Gluing the cabin bulkheads into place.
Roof glued on.
Leeward cabin frames glued into place.
Leeward cabin panel (last big part of the entire project) glassed.
The finished cabin gets prepared for the final external glassing.
Fortunately, many came to help 🙂
Feels good to grind finish the last big job for the grinder!

The devil is in the detail

While we are working on our goal to eventually finish the cabin of the windward hull (see pic below), lots of small projects keep us busy. Fortunately, some folks joined the proasis team for help lately 🙂

Keel rail glued on the leeward hull bottom.
Gueing in the cabin floor.
Cabin floor finished.
Christian taking a nap . . .
Bow eyelets (PVC pipe with glass fiber wrapped around) as attachment for stays and anchor. Will be further reinforced with glass fiber tow running through it.
Leeboard cases.
Trampoline lashing rail. Made from glassed over cable pipes with a glass fiber rod inside.