Bulkhead & Component Installation
Secondary bulkheads are fixed in place using a tabbing process. This is achieved by using strips of fiberglass soaked in polyester resin to connect the bulkheads to each other and the hull. The result is a fully integrated structure. A well-constructed catamaran should behave like a tree in a storm. Some parts need to be absolutely solid while other parts of the tree need to move and bend. A boat that is a series of parts glued and screwed together will not last.
Engine installation is a major milestone in the construction of all vessels and you can see the engine bearers ready to receive the 110hp Yanmar engines. This will be a shaft drive system that is better than a saildrive for the long distant sailor.
Most components such as fuel and holding tanks are installed along with much of the furniture before the deck is connected to the hull. Once the deck is installed access is greatly limited.