Thursday, February 19, 2009
Puma’s Forepeak is Removed
Work is progressing well on Puma and she is on schedule for her re-launch on 6th February. The bunk in the forepeak has now been removed and the final preparations will take place this weekend for the structural strengthening to be added.
It has been noticed that the longitudinal stringer has detached itself from the hull in front 1.5 metres of the boat! It must have been one hell of a wave that did that on the Madeira Race! That will also be re bonded and laminated in for extra security.
The forepeak looks somewhat odd without the bunk in place. We actually quite like it, the boat is lighter and there is plenty more sail storage!