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Aft Cabin Head: Cabinet Installation

Progress on the aft cabin head: cabinet installation. This is a section of the aft cabin where space for the head is separated from the master bunk by a ‘wedge’ shaped area. It is the space highlighted in red on the drawing below. Besides providing cabin partition and storage space, the cabinets conceal mechanical and …

November Update

With the cold wet weather upon us, focus shifts back to the interior. This time starting with the v-berth and forward head. The V-berth is being planned as more of a “garage” for storage of stuff (sails, fenders, etc.). Stuff that could be wet and dirty. With that in mind, primary features are that it …

Ice Box “Cabinet” Install

Well, I was hoping to get further this weekend, but when the outside temperature is in the 30s, EVERYTHING must wait for epoxy cure, even when using “fast” catalyst. So the ice box cabinet is “in”, that is, “secured in place”. Final permanent installation of the foam insulation will come later this week. Anyway, here …

Ice Box Dry Assembly

The ice box cabinet is assembled for the most part. Some foam still needs fitting. The “top” will be fitted when the galley countertops are installed. The side face will be fitted with whatever hardwood ply is decided. Dis-assembly and reassembly for permanent installation in the boat will begin later this week. Inner box and …

Steering “Damp” Fit

“Damp” in that it is not a complete “dryfit”, but not yet a permanent “wetfit”. Ha. The main reduction gear, tiller arm, draglink and torque tubes are all fitted in place as to where they are intended to go. As is often the case with boats, a lot of “fit and trim” went into this …

Jigs And Joints

This past week I have been making a jig to assist cutting what I call a “modified scarf joint” for the caprail trim. Perhaps there is a better name for this as I have seen it used often on caprails? Basically the joined ends of the caprail planks are cut such that they interlock together. …

Mast Step Repair, Part 2

Smoothed and leveled the newly laid glass with a grinder to prepare for final surface glass and fairing. Mast step smoothly ground. Next, a fiberglass tube thru-deck for the main mast gadget wiring. Before laying the bulk glass, I had cored the mast spot with some discs of Coosa board. Installing the conduit was a …