Ready to #laminate. 3 layers of double bias peel-ply breather all cut to size. 1 vacuum bag pre made. The Centreboard has 2 layers of Teflon on it and some mold release. Will lay it up tomorrow night. #carbon #sailing #JavelinSkiff #boatbuilding #intheshed

Ready to #laminate. 3 layers of double bias peel-ply breather all cut to size. 1 vacuum bag pre made. The Centreboard has 2 layers of Teflon on it and some mold release. Will lay it up tomorrow night. #carbon #sailing #JavelinSkiff #boatbuilding #intheshed

Just arrived - a small shipment of prepreg #carbon. Honestly this is pretty small for us. The carbon is frozen and on rolls inside the boxes. Each box isn't to light.

Just arrived - a small shipment of prepreg #carbon. Honestly this is pretty small for us. The carbon is frozen and on rolls inside the boxes. Each box isn't to light.

Another bottle opener. Just used a scrap piece of Q-plate and 316 stainless washer. #carbon #carbonfiber #carbonfibre #diy #intheshed #cider

Another bottle opener. Just used a scrap piece of Q-plate and 316 stainless washer. #carbon #carbonfiber #carbonfibre #diy #intheshed #cider

Yay! The Centreboard fits the newly installed cassette / sleeve. Thank goodness. The fit is perfect. Can't wait to get back sailing. Just need to sand and paint this week. #boatrepair #sailing #JavelinSkiff #carbonfiber #carbonfibre #skiff #dinghy #carbon

Yay! The Centreboard fits the newly installed cassette / sleeve. Thank goodness. The fit is perfect. Can't wait to get back sailing. Just need to sand and paint this week. #boatrepair #sailing #JavelinSkiff #carbonfiber #carbonfibre #skiff #dinghy #carbon

Wilson showing us how cool a 50m mast is when it's just come out of the mold #sailing #carbon #carbonfiber

Wilson showing us how cool a 50m mast is when it's just come out of the mold #sailing #carbon #carbonfiber

Thank you for Teflon and same (a type of mold release). The new centrecase sleeve came off without much effort and has great finish on the inside. #sailing #carbon #carbonfiber #boatbuilding #boatrepair #JavelinSkiff

Thank you for Teflon and same (a type of mold release). The new centrecase sleeve came off without much effort and has great finish on the inside. #sailing #carbon #carbonfiber #boatbuilding #boatrepair #JavelinSkiff

And the new centrecase sleeve is on vacuum. It all went without a hitch. The dots you can see are from the perf which has holes every 5mm.  #carbon #carbonfiber #sailing #boatbuilding #boatrepair #JavelinSkiff

And the new centrecase sleeve is on vacuum. It all went without a hitch. The dots you can see are from the perf which has holes every 5mm. #carbon #carbonfiber #sailing #boatbuilding #boatrepair #JavelinSkiff

Hit a reef at low tide in Torbay last weekend. So at bit of shed action today to start rebuilding the centrecase as it split at the front seam. #sailing #JavelinSkiff #boatbuilding #boatrepair #dinghy #skiff #carbon

Hit a reef at low tide in Torbay last weekend. So at bit of shed action today to start rebuilding the centrecase as it split at the front seam. #sailing #JavelinSkiff #boatbuilding #boatrepair #dinghy #skiff #carbon

Just a little bit of prepreg dynema added to #thumper's  boom. Hopefully it'll stop the rope from the clew cutting into it. #carbon

Just a little bit of prepreg dynema added to #thumper's boom. Hopefully it'll stop the rope from the clew cutting into it. #carbon

The rudder stock is ready to go back on. A closer fit for the rudder (now that was a mission) and a light paint job to keep the UV rays off the resin of the #carbon. Oh and a super new rudder pin made by Mr Anderson from work. #thumper #JavelinSkiff

The rudder stock is ready to go back on. A closer fit for the rudder (now that was a mission) and a light paint job to keep the UV rays off the resin of the #carbon. Oh and a super new rudder pin made by Mr Anderson from work. #thumper #JavelinSkiff


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#carbon cutting. The longest piece of box weave / twill I've cut to date. #cnc

#carbon cutting. The longest piece of box weave / twill I've cut to date. #cnc

#tpt #plotting spreaders today #carbon #tp52 #icihban

#tpt #plotting spreaders today #carbon #tp52 #icihban

"Dorris" the #carbon #tpt plotter gets a service today after the sticky T700 carbon plotted yesterday. #plotting #cnc

"Dorris" the #carbon #tpt plotter gets a service today after the sticky T700 carbon plotted yesterday. #plotting #cnc

The non canting fixed prod is being lashed in with some prepreg #carbon. Using strips of 50gsm to cover all the angles. The upward load from the gennacker will create compression. The carbon will have to take the side ways loads and the dreaded gennacker under the boat (tension). Fingers crossed I can cook it enough without putting the whole boat in an oven.

The non canting fixed prod is being lashed in with some prepreg #carbon. Using strips of 50gsm to cover all the angles. The upward load from the gennacker will create compression. The carbon will have to take the side ways loads and the dreaded gennacker under the boat (tension). Fingers crossed I can cook it enough without putting the whole boat in an oven.

A wider angle  #theheatison #carbon cooking

A wider angle #theheatison #carbon cooking

The cook seems to have worked (cured the prepreg resin/#carbon). 6hrs under the heat lamps. I was a little bit worried as I knew I didn't have as mush heat as we get in the autoclaves at work. #JavelinSkiff

The cook seems to have worked (cured the prepreg resin/#carbon). 6hrs under the heat lamps. I was a little bit worried as I knew I didn't have as mush heat as we get in the autoclaves at work. #JavelinSkiff

Cooking the prepreg #carbon. I'd better not set fire to the shed. #JavelinSkiff

Cooking the prepreg #carbon. I'd better not set fire to the shed. #JavelinSkiff

COOL.... REALLY COOL Centering tool. For someday when I need to draw a line down the center of a board.

COOL.... REALLY COOL Centering tool. For someday when I need to draw a line down the center of a board.

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