This little project was finished a while ago. It as the foot of our bed in the aft cabin. The one photo shows the insulation covering what is our Lazarette. I used old scraps so not to waste. There is a space between that foam and the actual position of the wall, so we filled it with a couple drops for storing random little things that don't have anywhere else to go.
The whole this is epoxied together so no screws. That why there is boat hooks and clamps holding the one side in and the other being pulled by ratchet straps.
In the house J and I both have little spots were we keep silly little thing.... these will eventually be their home. If you wonder what the white pipe is going through the bottom is... its a conduit for our throttle control which passes under the bed and straight to the engine.
Ed Joy design 56' lifting keel & rudder, Jacobs Brothers Built
Claude, Julie, Noah, Lilo, & Finn
Claude: 32 yrs old, circumnavigator, surfer, husband, daddy-O, buddha-like.
Julie: 33 yrs old, loves to be on the water, bookworm, wife, momma, Eeyore-like.
Noah: 7 yrs old, really into reptiles and surfing.
Lilo: 4 yrs old, comedian, thinks helicopters (and anything very very loud... [...] are the best thing ever.
Finn: 1 yr old, really very loud (Lilo loves him), loves engines.
Well... we started a family and now the normal thing would be to buy a house. But the problem with a house is that you can't travel with it and you rarely have adventures with it.
So the plan is : build dream boat: EVA (dream boat definition: Aluminium, tough, low maintenance meaning minimum [...]
paintwork and simple systems (we seriously considering not having a fridge) lifting keel so go anywhere: think estuaries, rivers, the amazon! high tidal zones, ability to beach, comfortable enough for 5 and 2 occasional guests) We live and sail and travel the world until the kids scream enough (probably when they'll be teens so 10 yrs to go) then find pleasant area to settle and when kids go to college off we sail again as a 'free' couple to who knows where.
That's the plan so far anyhow.