Sunday 1 March 2015

New wheels

I have recently acquired a new old trailer from an old new friend whom I met only a few months ago during the VeLa raid gathering in Venice. Felix is a thoroughly interesting man, an extremely kmowledgeable sailor and explorer of many iconic and less known places around the Mediterranean.
He's a great friend and extremely fun to be with.

I purchased this trailer from him and took it back to France where it originally came from. In its previous life the beast of a trailer, which measures 7.4 x 2.4 m (!) and has a load capacity of 1000kg, used to carry a fiberglass trimaran.

In its current form it is clearly to big for my future Pathfinder, however given its modular construction it is actually a very easy job to adapt it to the right length and width. A colleague from work has proposed help and a welder to do up the very few welds necessary for the project. I will tackle this soon!

Helping hand

The pathfinder portrayed in this blog is my third build overall. The project is sure bigger in size than the previous ones I have tackled but I can finally count on some well appreciated help from my son. He's the new epoxy master, mixing the magic stuff for daddy and getting the required thickness with the right amount of powder additives.... it's great to be able to count on such help, thank you Emilio!