Building a 17 meter aluminum cutter
The head has walls now. So for those not familiar with Eva's layout, the aft bulkhead (bottom photo on the right shows it well) separates the head from engine room and the ceiling of the head will be part of the nav table. We've chosen a Lavac head as the one and only in the boat, a trouble-free marine head if there ever was one.
its been a long time!03/30/2013
We have been neglecting to write entries in this blog for months now...so let me fill in the gap: the kids' bunks and cabinets are in place, the floorboards in the galley and study are in place, the wall panels in galley and study are in place, the plumbing for fuel system is nearly complete, the primary and secondary winches (5 out of 7) , jammers, clutches, footblocks, organizers, mainsail traveler track, jib car track, staysail track, and most (4 out of 6) of the dorade vents are installed. And our lights have all arrived and the autopilot is installed. What else? Lots of little things too, like trying to figure out where we'll register her and all the bureaucracy that goes with it. We'll post photos over the next couple weeks so you can see the progress.
Back to Work11/08/2012
We've been away for a month and now we're back! I dare say we missed her. It is good to step back from a project of this magnitude to reassess and get the big picture again. With our renewed enthusiasm we've tackled the steering, (it's nearly complete) and with the 2 helms it turned out to be less of a 'spaghetti factory' than we anticipated. We're working on getting on the last 4 portlights (in the hull). We've finalized a lot of our electronics purchasing (radar etc etc), decided on and bought our fridge, and the kid's cabin has seen lots of progress. I think we're back in the groove.
We've been filling in the kid's cabin. The frames for the bottom bunks are in place now, there are so many frames because of the drawers that are there. Meanwhile the galley and study/guest cabin are getting a lot more of their panels fitted, with final coats of paint on etc. We're talking of moving on to the head now (that's kinda touching halfway!)
I just spent the weekend filling holes. One hundred and thirty-five little holes. Look at the photo of the previous blog entry and you will see some of the holes I mean. Can't say it was a hugely exciting weekend, but me and my scraper feel we faced a thankless task with dignity and courage. We did not falter when faced with the malevolently goopey epoxy filler! (Although we winced a bit when it got in our hair)
The panels around both entrances (port: galley & starboard: study) to the kids' cabin are permanently in place. Now for the door frames and doors...
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