Monday, July 22, 2013

Forward Bulkhead panelling and More Shelving

Moving forward... The next big job on the interior will be roughing out the guest cabin which is forward on the starboard side. The cabin will have a raised bunk with storage underneath and a hanging locker forward. This has basically been a storage room for tools, materials, and junk since we started finishing out the interior. The first step to doing any work in this space was to find somewhere to put all this stuff and do some general clean-up. With that in mind, I spent the weekend framing up and panelling the forward bulkhead around the watertight door that leads to the forepeak storage area. With this done, I was able to install some shelves and make use of the big storage area that is on the port side behind the watertight door. This is another area with lots of compound angles and strange shapes, so I dug into my stash of cardboard and made templates for everything. As you can see, I've already made full use of the space to store all our stuff that was in the guest cabin. This will hopefully get thinned out as we use up all these parts and supplies finishing the interior fit-out.


  1. What an optical illusion when looking at the framing for the shelves. LOL

    Bill Kelleher

  2. I found your blog on Monday and started at the beginning. Captivating work sir. I got caught up to present last night (Friday.) I'm hooked on the story.

    I wanted you to know that your passion and attention to detail shows through. It might not be apparent to the casual observer, but I can imagine all the brainwork that goes into some of the projects you've shared here.

    I'm all he more drawn to this project given she was launched on my Birthday. I was stoked to read that entry.

    Thanks for all the time you've put into sharing your effort with strangers. You've forged a fan here.

    Oh, btw, I'm absolutely in LOVE with that engine room. And this is coming from a square-rigger man. Totally digging "Battlestations!" mode.

    Keep up the great work. I look forward to a cruising blog at some point as well. :)

    1. Erik,

      Thanks for the kind words and for taking the time to go back through the entire history. I started this blog before the steel was delivered because I had a feeling that this was going to be a bigger project than we anticipated and it would be hard for friends and relatives who aren't involved in the boat building game to understand exactly what we were doing. As it turns out, having the whole history here has been really helpful for me too. Whenever we find ourselves frustrated with our progress or "stuck in the weeds" on a particular project, we can go back a few months or a year and see how far we've come. It's also very handy to be able to go back and see where that wood nailer is buried behind panelling and insulation when I'm trying to find it with a long wood screw to attach something heavy to a bulkhead. This weekend we're finishing the rough-in in the guest cabin. After that, I'll probably give the carpentry a break for a while and work on installing the rest of the wheelhouse electronics. More pictures coming soon... Thanks again for following.

  3. Thanks much Peter for the great update. Am heading to SFO this week. If you are available, I would happily buy you two a drink and dinner. Regards, Terry

  4. Terry,

    Sorry, your post missed me somehow and I'm just getting it now.

    Thanks for the offer...