Building a 17 meter aluminum cutter
Bathtub still a dry fit...06/22/2012
The majority of our bathtub would have been glued and screwed in permanently if not for a mishap due to the latest coat of epoxy not adhering. But it's not such a big deal as it was not the last coat... We going to fill the seams where the sides meet with epoxy and conclude with a white gel coat type finish. There will also be a bench seat in the aft corner. the result will be comfortable... I sat in it today and was extremely surprised at how roomy it was! Perhaps it's not destined to become a weather gear/wetsuit depot afterall... I'm thinking bubbles...
More forepeak progress06/20/2012
The locker walls in the forpeak are no longer dry fitted, but permanently in. Port side locker houses the Anderson manual pump (which acts as a sump pump for the shower and a backup bilge pump) the rest will be storage. Starboard side locker is storage and laundry hamper. However the photo is coming up skew and no amount of fiddling will unskew it... So instead I leave you with a photo of the dry fitted water tank 'covers'. Both tanks are covered. The water tanks are in the engine room and this plywood base will allow us to attach gear to it, like filters etc.
Forpeak floor in06/19/2012
The forpeak floor is in permanently now. There are 3 access ports into that bilge area: the black circular one accesses the custom made grey water tank for the shower, the smaller rectangular one accesses the bilge pump, and the bigger rectangular one accesses bilge. The floor is 15mm ply, coated with uv resistant epoxy. As a finish, we're thinking of putting on a layer of astroturf just kidding, rather a layer of rubberized flooring that can take the abuse of being in a shower/workshop. Yeah i think its an odd partnership too :)
First night aboard!06/15/2012
We've got the forward cabin floor in and, being the dorks we are, had a camp out... do I even have to say that it was pretty awesome?! Our first night aboard! OK OK I know, there was grass beneath the hull, not the salty stuff... But still we were all super stoked breathing life into this amazing future home of ours.
Here we're working on the support for our bath tub. Its no super yacht Jacuzzi but will be great as the shower base, laundry tub, wet locker, beer and ice container for a party.... think of some more ideas if you can. The kids could really use it as a bath... but for us.... its only a bath in name.
First Major interior paint04/13/2012
Here we've recently painted what will be the inside of cabinets, it has made the cabin feel so much bigger. Annoying thing with this type of work is that its 99% preparation.