Another overdue update on the outfitting of ‘Waratah’. The first two pictures show the inside of the hull, after application of ceramic insulating paint. This is a much better option than spraying polyurethane foam. First of all you can’t see what is happening behind the foam layer, secondly even closed cell PU foam will absorb water after some time, and last but not least, PU foam will give off really bad toxic fumes in case of fire.
Picture number 4, 5, and 6 show the water tanks in the keel, and the blue special water tank paint we are applying. Picture number 7 shows the water tanks with the covers bolted on. Every tank has a see through inspection cover. Picture number 8 shows the engine in place, which will later be enclosed by a separate compartment.
The last pictures show the arrangement of some of the hatches, dorade vents, and winch and jammer blocks.