1323Hrs- More Of The same
The weather was exactly the same today and so was my mindset. Pleasingly my fillets had turned out fine and needed only minimal sanding but whilst I had the sander out I spent quite a bit of time going over the whole compartment making sure everything was nice and smooth. I then had a big clean up, mixed up some white primer and walloped out the stern watertight compartment. I glued the lower 12mm ply beam trough doubler and the curved laminated deck beam then gave everything a coat of neat epoxy. I’ll be glad to move to to something that allows me to work standing up because this week of close quarter manoeuvring has given me some serious aches and pains!
As you can see I’ve managed to figure out how to get photos dumped through my little Asus, it takes longer but I’ll try and get back back to regular piccys.
Picture above is looking aft from the main cabin, you can clearly see the two watertight hatches I’ve fitted for access to the stern compartments. The two black things that appear near the upper hatch are the bottoms of the clamps holding the lower beam trough doubler in place whilst it glues.
Picture left looking down into the stern cabin with the whie painted watertight compartment aft. Although this is the smallest ‘cabin’ the berth is quite comfortably sized for someone of my size. I envisage that this berth may actually end up as a ‘wardrobe’ and general dry storage area. I need to start thinking about interior finish, I like the idea of fresh white paint with nice timber trim but given that I wil inevitably be living on board (for some time at least) in the UK climate I think some insulation will be essential. I’m thinking maybe insulating between the stringers then facing with thin ply? Any ideas?