Ommelander

Ommelander update

 
And the deck work continues: plastic tape was put in the now routed seams (green), and the next step now is filling the seams with special flexible polymere (black).

 
During restoration we discovered two of the six windows weren't aligned properly (port and starboard), so now we'll insert a solid mahogany piece into the cockpit's plank so we can move the window opening slightly to the right - more pictures will follow.

 

Ommelander update


New knee and partly replaced laminated oak ribs
 
 
New steam-bent and copper-riveted oak ribs with new oak stringer

 
Restoration of cracked mahogany cockpit plank: old plank routed and new piece glued with epoxy. On the inside we're testing a strengthening system with oak frames. Aesthetics do matter!


Refurbished entrance door

 
Restored jib, sitka spruce

 
The start of the rebuilt cockpit

 
After careful examination of old rudder, we decided to build a brand new one in oak and stainless steel, TIG welded

  
Replacement of the old epoxied fiberglass on the cabinroof
 

Ommelander update: building up the interior

1. All new frames in place and painted 2. Test: reinforcing the split mahogany plank with oak timbers instead of a fiberglass solution 3. Replaced corroded metal bulkhead 4. New floor timbers and stainless steel rods

Ommelander - All new frames in place and painted Ommelander - Test: reinforcing the split mahogany plank with oak timbers instead of a fiberglass solution Ommelander - Replaced corroded metal bulkhead Ommelander - New floor timbers and stainless steel rods

Ommelander update: 20 replaced frames

Steam bent oak, copper riveted.

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Arrival of a new project: the Ommelander

The Ommelander was built in 1939, with a teak hull, deck and transom, and oak frames and keel. She has an overall length of 8,10 meter, is 2,30 meter wide, and with a displacement of 4,6 tonnes she's one hell of a project. Expect to see frequent updates!

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