Nov-Dec 2013: New Pilothouse Takes Shape

01_pilothouse_sheath_s

    Sheathing both sides of the port pilothouse wall with 6oz glass cloth and peel ply. This will leave both a good surface for painting with minimal fairing and a wax free (and flat!) surface for glassing and fairing to the deck and roof on the outside.

02_trim_s

    Cleaned up, ready for paint

03_plotting_s

    Rachel and Bruno planning and plotting the future of the interior

04_paint_s

    3 coats of primer and 2 coats of topcoat later and we have a shiny oyster white interior wall.

05_icebox_s

    Sheathing the inside of the icebox in the same manner. This will make for easy bonding and painting.

06_layout_s

    Mocking up the pilothouse pieces to get all the angles and joints tight and square before installing the first piece. Everything will be dry assembled up to the roof beams and one piece at a time will be sealed to the deck.

07_electrical_panel_s

    Electrical panel takes shape and awaits connection. One more piece to finish on the nav station before setting this baby into place.

07_layout_s

    Another view of the casement layout

08_icebox_top_s

    Icebox top - the fancy bit is for a double sealing insulating top plug to keep our goodies cold.

09_icebox_case_s

    Icebox casing - 2.8 cubit feet is all we get to keep our power demands low. Next to fabricate a trap drain and to paint the inside to a high gloss before assembling with the top and installing 4-6" of urethane foam on all sides where it will fit with the countertop and facing.