Cabin Top Materials Sorted
After a bit more research and a review of the information I already had I decided to go with the easy option of using 25mm construction polystyrene as the sandwich material for the cabin tops. The decision was made easier by Jacques comment a while back
‘If I had known before, I would have gone for regular white insulation polystyrene foam (just put a lot of glue). It worked well for Ann and Neville for 5 years and I also have seen it at a shipyard in Brittany. I would have saved a 1000$ (I used balsa) and surely some weight.’
So today I’ve been and fetched 8 sheets of polystyrene and a couple more sheets of ply for the mould and I’ve ordered up the copper nails I need for delivery this week. Tomorrow I’ll make a start finishing the mould and then the fun will start!
My Landy came into it’s own transporting my purchases back to the barn with no effort!
We had a great trip to the Boat Jumble at the weekend and I landed a few bargains.
Best buy was 6 brand new fixed port lights that will fit beautifully in the hullsides, two for each sleeping cabin and two for the heads/shower compartment. I consider £10 each a good deal! (I’ll post some photos tomorrow)
Next year I will be on the lookout for deck fittings!