In Build at Kraken Yachts

The Kraken 50 in build March

Making the mould: Part 2 

The Hull Mould

Once the hull is ready, multiple coats of gelcoat are applied evenly over all surfaces.

Layers of clear skin coat are applied prior to the first layers of mould laminate. New layers of mould laminate are applied daily.

Foam strengtheners are placed along the hull, keel and rudder skeg. These are then fibreglassed to provide further strength.

A metal frame is then connected and fibreglassed to the mould. The hull mould is nearly finished now!


The Deck Mould

Once the deck plug woodwork is finished, a layer of fibreglass is applied throughout. Once completed, the deck is ready for filling and fairing.

 The process of filling and fairing is long and meticulous but is vital in achieving a perfect finish. 

Once complete, the deck plug has a smooth finish throughout and is ready for the painting stage.

Layers of primer are applied first prior to painting and varnishing. Once the painting is complete, the deck plug will be used to make the female mould for the deck. This process will complete in March.

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