Hallberg Rassy Rasmus 35

Hallberg Rassy Rasmus 35
An Old Classic

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Hard Top for Rasmus

I have started building the hard top for the Rasmus out of ply.  I am going to build it in place for the most part.  I was going to make a frame out of stainless steel but decided to go with plywood/epoxy/glass composite.  I thought the steel frame would add too much weight up top.  After looking at measurements sent by Euan and pictures, I have come up with my best guess at the hardtop radius.  I am going with a hardtop radius of 122 inches.  I will make the top out of 2 layers of 1/4 inch okouma ply bonded with epoxy. Below is the dimensions for making the jig necessary for making the top with a 122 inch radius curve.  If anyone out there thinks I am off base on this I would like to hear from you.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Boat Work Can Be Dangerous

Well I started 2012 off with a mishap in my shop.  As I was jointing a piece of wood for the Rasmus I let my mind wander for just a second and inadvertently used my jointer as a finger nail clipper and trimmed the nail a little too close. I bet I find increased focus when using my tools. Ouch.  Anyway, Happy New Year to everyone.

Monday, January 2, 2012

My stove & other jobs

Seeing Pat's post prompted me to take a picture of my own. Its a SIG100 / Taylor form Canada that I picked up second hand and fitted. The diesel is fed from a header tank located high up on
the bulkhead in the heads.

I use diesel from the ships tank and transfer it across to the header tank on a batch basis.

Also I have just fitted a new battery charger which is both a really neat unit and is proving quite
an impressive performer. My batteries are under the seat on the aft end of the settee, so the chosen location is really neat as you can monitor performance etc.

The unit is an M100 - full spec on attached link