We have joined the two hulls with the beams, the cockpit is nearly done in the main structures and then we can glass the whole lot. There is just one problem. We can not bring her
to the beach in one piece. The road is not big enough, the boatbuilder says. There is enough space, but to ask the police and the majors office would not be easy, cost a lot of money and time and if they would say yes to a transport of that size is unsure.
So we decided to bring her to the beach in pieces and glue and screw her together there. The pieces will be the main hull, the side hull, the beams and the cockpit. So before we glue anything now we have to discuss if it will be glued to the beam or the cockpit
or the main hull or not even glued, only screwed and glued later at the beach. You see, there is enough to discuss now.
I was thinking a lot about the beams and the cockpit. They are big and strong and the cockpit is long. With the upper side of the
beams bending more down and the cockpit one meter shorter she would look much more elegant and light. But how much wood and weight would I save compared to the actual weight? It is not a lot. On the other hand I have a good protecting backrest over the whole
length of the cockpit and I have two meters of bench to lie or sleep in the open and outside of that there will be a small deckhouse of one meter only to sit in when the weather gets bad. There I will have shelter. She is ment to be a boat to use as a cruiser,
not a racer.