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Monday, January 30, 2006

Week 4

Monday 23rd January 2005
The begining of week 4 of Hadar's build, and we knew this week would show alot of progress, we were not to be disappointed as you will see in the photographs. So week 4 and the mooring stud is welded into place on the bow deck. The two front hull panels were tacked into place ready for the bending of the bow.

Tuesday 24th January.
More work was completed on the hull at the bow, and the shape was being cut into the sides. We could actually see her taking shape now, making her look huge.

Wednesday 25th January.
It was a day of intense concentration, as the two Steve's marked out and cut the bow's hull to meet up with the stem post. You cannot apprechiate how much work goes into this unless you actually see it being done. We both watched as the bow took shape. Keith enjoyed sitting in the shed watching everything and taking photographs.

Thursday 26th January.
It was pretty much as Wednesday working on getting the shape of the bow hull to match up with the stem post, and welding it all in place.

Friday 27th January
Now that the bow hull is pretty much in place it is time to get all the welding done, on the parts that you cannot see outwardly, and they are the bit's that take the time, not to mention someone small enough to get into all the tiny places.

It's been another fascinating week, and one that has ended with Hadar having her shape developed. You can now see how different the Small Northwich bow look's compaired to the Joshers in the marina being fitted out. Looking at her in the workshop, she gives the impression that you would not want to get in her way, when on the water. Keith and I both know that as the week's pass there will be times when we do not see as much progress in her, but it does not mean nothing is being done, it just means that all the welding is coming together, and therefore it looks like there is no change as such. But keep popping in and I will keep you up to date with all that's going on, no matter how small a development.


Mo said...

Looking good, very good. Love the shape.

Is that a wooden cabin at the stern? Nope, must be part of the workshop's furniture.

Great progress report.


NB-Belle said...

Fascinating to see photographs of a skilled plater at work; a tack weld here, a waft from the hot wand there and a tweak, etc., so as to get the desired shape; and no ripples! One of the more demanding trades in my opinion.

Judging by the size of that shackle thrown over the bow mooring stud, I can't wait to see the anchor! Cheers, Chris.

Jo said...

Thanks for the messages, we love to hear from you.
No it was not the cabin, it was furniture LOL, we are having a steel cabin. The workshop is so full of things it is hard to tell.
Glad things with you are going so well.

I totally agree, it is great just watching whats going on. There are not many skilled people out there these days, so it is a joy to watch.