Author: Pongsakorn Polchankajorn

Madness: Finished the ama and hoisting it up for storing it and starting the rudder build

Madness: Fiberglassing the ama bilge, side panel, and main bulkhead

PocketShip: custom rudder-outboard linkage

We created a simple linkage between the outboard and the back of the rudder that can easily be dropped in when running on outboard power and lifted out when tilting the outboard up for sailing.

Madness: cut ama bulkhead and baffle pieces

Madness: scarf and join ama side and bilge panel

Madness: Fabricating the daggerboard

MuH : Bending wood for a table/desk

We are working on building a custom table/workdesk that is light enough to be easily mounted and also stowed away when not in use. We decided to go with bent plywood for its strength, lightweight, and attractiveness. We made it by bending and gluing together 4 layers of 3mm plywood. It hooks on the side…

PocketShip: Installing the mast and boom gallows

PocketShip: Mounting an electric outboard

It will require some additional pieces to get the outboard to mount properly on the transom, but we ordered and received a Carroute 160 ft-lb electric outboard trolling motor. It will be interesting to test.

PocketShip : Welding our own custom trailer

We decided to weld our own custom trailer for towing the small boat, since we have access to good welders.