The weather is slowly improving and I have started again working on the outside of the boat now. It's still not quite warm enough to use the epoxy yet, so I am concentrating on the cockpit, preparing all the ply panels in readiness for the fibreglassing. It's amazing how many panels there are to make a simple ply box!
I had already made the floor for the cockpit last summer, and put down in place temporarily. Today was the time to take it out again. Well, I ended up having to cut it in halves to remove it...damn!
|Looking through the port side window. |
The sitting arrangements! Will double as a
|Port side window again. You can see a lot of |
water staining of the ply, despite being inside
The large tent
|The one piece cockpit floor, before|
Getting the chop!
|Cockpit from the starboard side|
|A slightly better view of all the panels|
The kitchen cabinet is a copy of a 1950s plywood larder. It's about six feet high. It will also be bolted/screwed to the wall behind it, in order to be removable for access.
|Another through the window view|
The kitchen cabinet is another
Work in progress