Homestretch of Cockpit Renovation
13 February 2017 | Sparrow
Well the Cockpit Renovation has taken a bit longer than anticipated, but have spent the past year tearing it up, rebuilding the structure and now resurfacing all the wood. This reno came with a total redesign as well, so that added to the complexity of the project.
We removed the steering box and replaced it with a stern elevated curvature bench. This was done mostly for the additional seating, but also for the comfort of the helms-person.
Also adding more tongue-n-groove surfacing to the lower lazerette faces as well as the coaming.
Half-way through the project, my local supplier of marine grade mahogany ply decided to discontinue carrying the product. So I had to finish the last faces and bench with marine grade fir. That made the surfacing decision easier....cover it up!
We're shooting for an April finish date so I can head south to the New River Plein Air Paint Out. I hope we make it this year!
*will load photos of the finished project in the next month~