Building a Foam Core Powerboat

This site will report on the building of the 'Hawk41', a 41ft sea-going launch. It's specifications are: - Length: 12.50 m - Length waterline: 12.07 m - Beam: 3.27 m - Draft: 0.75 m - Displacement: 4.3 t - Engine Power: 184 kW.
The vessel will be constructed from a foam core sandwich using the 'controlled vacuum infusion' technique.

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Location: Utrecht, Netherlands

Sunday, July 22, 2007

A provisory vacuumtank



I arranged a tank. It's an old propane flask. The tank serves as a vacuum buffer. The next component is the vacuum switch. Tomorrow more about that.

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