The first grinding was made with an excentergrinder connected to a vacumbuster that can endure continuous operation. It can otherwise cause a burnt vacumbuster. The next step is fairing the hull with a bendable board with grinding paper glued to it.
The grinding around the skaeg has to be done mainly by hand. The best tool to examine the result is using your hand and feels the surface. While caressing the hull one wonders is this why boats gets women’s names?
Now the boat looks like a speckled whale with all the putty and grinded surface. I asked Hasse if I could make the boat black but he recommended that I use bright colour to avoid too much heat absorbing in the sun that could cause print through i.e. you will see every glue line in the boat as the epoxy and wood behaves differently when heated.
198kg of lead with a snug fit. If my calculations are right this is the amount that she will float. Before processing the leadbars I was 20kg overweight. Measurin how well the leadbars fit is done by checking how much water can be pourd down till the water reaches the top of the lead. SWE 364 is down on 1,1L this ones 1,6L, good enough. Now its time to fit the keel to the hull, a time for accuracy and check back.