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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Aft Rub-rail

Rubber rub-rail is now installed around the swimstep. This will provide some protection for the aft corners of the hull, and also make for nice fendering when we have a skiff tied off on the stern. We had welded 1/2" Stainless studs around the stern way back when we built the hull, and fortunately the rub-rail fit up pretty well. I'll probably go back and fill some of the gaps at the corners some black 5200 sealant before I call it done.

Forward Cabin Ceilings

Most of the past couple of weeks have been spent installing the mid and forward cabin overhead planking, electrical and lighting. We're using the same beadboard that we used in the aft cabin. Pretty straightforward, but a lot of square footage and a lot of lights to install. Like the aft cabin, we are using LED lighting and some nice fixtures that we got on closeout special from IMTRA. Galley/dinette and sitting area are on dimmers which work very well. The dimmers, along with most of our other lighting stuff, is from Jeff at MarineBeam. He’s been very helpful and I definitely recommend them. Last weekend we brought our cat up for a visit. It took here about 10 minutes to find a way to crawl under the floor into the bilges and that where she stayed for the first 6 hours or so. Eventually she came out and once she got used to the sounds and smells of the new boat she settled right in.
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