making the deck into a home...
Port side, This is to be our nav area.
The chain plate bulkheads are angled and have to be worked into
the fit out. The white panel is polycore that will be part of
Starboard side, notice I have laid in
scrap panels extending the floor out towards the hull.
And now another polycore panel that
will be part of the settee
And now the back panel for the settee.
And another scrap cut to build a floor
extension under the settee seat area. This is massively over
built to accommodate heavy storage... batteries? water?? whatever.
The settee seat frames are 9mm ply and
heavy tape to help add rigidity to the floor and brace the main
beam.. can't hurt.
Starboard side again. To the right is
'Gazintas' for the galley.
6mm ply used for this and it worked
well but because it needs to be fixed in place for taping, it
is one piece at a time so you do that one piece there... then
work on another place till it sets...
So back over to the nav station and
start making shelves.
This is where I screwed up and didn't
even realise it at the time this photo was taken. I had figured
in room behind the counters for the stowage of door panels. I
had the room accounted for and then just plain dumb forgot till
it was too late. Thats one of the problems that can occur when
you are working off the top of your head and that is what I'm
doing... "plan...there is no plan"!
Step at a time... and all this does
stiffen the deck.
Made this table top out of 9mm ply...
big mistake. I'll make it work with the addition of knees and
supports but I would have saved time and weight in the long run
using polycore or foam.
Behind the table showing the stowage
under the deck and the steps into the forward cabin.
My mate is happy with it which makes
me feel sooo much better about it. Good galley and lottsa room.
I was checking the new stove for fit here.
We purchased that "Force Ten" stove from
Ocean Solutions of Queensland,
Now we need steps into the hulls. I
favoured fewer but very substantial ones. These in the starboard
hull do double duty as entry down and up into the bedroom.
More scraps used. I had to provide knees
for the upper and lower steps but the middle step was plenty
rigid enough. Says something about the importance of the angle
of the taped surfaces. A 90 degree angle really reduces the strength
Port side steps didn't need to accommodate
the double duty of the starboard side but did need to be comfortable
going either left or right.
again I provided knees for the upper
and lower steps but not the middle. And all the steps have now
been glassed over the edges as well.