Category «V-Berth»

Slackin’ and V-Berth Update

Wow, I have really been slackin’ on posting blog updates. I will make a concerted effort here to catch up on the various paralell projects in the next few posts. The v-berth, aka “the garage” is mostly trimmed in. As per the last post, we decided to clad the hull sides with strips of hardwood, …

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 …

Random Progress

As with most weekends, the last two days saw lots of little progress with nothing really “finished” (what is that word anyway?)… V-Berth/Garage This area will be clad in plastic laminate, to stand up to the abuse of throwing bags of sails, dirty fenders, canvas bits, boat hooks, etc. Its sort of pointless to finish …

V-Berth Interior Test

This is a test of a finish approach for the V-Berth. In particular, cladding the hull sides over the insulation. I took a cheap neutral color sheet of plastic laminate and glued it to some doorskin. Then, from that cut three panels and affixed them to the hull sides using the pre-installed wooden cleats. Finally …

Insulating The Garage

Otherwise known as the v-berth. This is in the bow of the boat (pointy end), hence the shape of a ‘V’. While it could sleep two people (uncomfortably) it will likely be storage for stuff like sails, fenders, coils of line, etc. Much like a nautical “garage”. Looking forward. Hatches access the anchor locker. Brackets …

Forward Battery Box

… is IN! Nothing really fancy here. Just your typical marine polypropylene molded battery box. It will hold two 12 volt, Group 27 size starter batteries, to supply the momentary, yet, high current power to the nearby electric bow thruster and electric windlass (both of which will be 24 volt). The location is under the forward …

V-Berth Roughed in (Finally)

Recall from a previous post that the V-berth was roughed in save for some glass work. Well, with the newly stocked fiberglass and resin, I was able to finish the glass work. This involved glassing in the aft cleats against the hull to support the berth’s surface. The base support of the cleats are shaped …

V-Berth Roughed In…

…for the most part. All pieces have been cut, fitted and screwed together. Glueing and a little bit of glassing still needs to be done before finish work, but it is still too cold to be playing with resin. Maybe in a month or two. The upper bunk frame, however, has been “glued and screwed” …

Math is Hard

You wouldn’t expect to hear that from someone who graduated with a degree in math and physics… Now, I ain’t a boat builder, or house builder, or have a lot of experience at something like cabinet making, but I got B’s in high school geometry. You know, where you learn all the rules for angles? …