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Friday, January 10, 2014

More floor planking

Here's some more pics from our ongoing Winter floor project. We are making good progress and should have most of it done by the first part of next week. I'll post some pictures of the finished product then. As a little side project (thats been on my list for a while) I made a mahogany base for the helm chair and  bolted the chair base to the deck in the wheelhouse. We've been very fortunate with our weather... it's been freakishly mild and calm here for many many weeks, with no end to our mostly dry weather in sight. I'll end this set of pictures with yet another beautiful sunrise from our slip at Galilee Harbor in Sausalito. The lumps on the unused float behind us are a colony of Harbor Seals who have taken up residence next door. They are generally pretty quiet and peaceful critters (compared to the Sea Lions around here), but they do make some very strange gurgling, snoring, grunting noises at night.





















6 comments:

  1. Sure is looking NICE folks. I know the time and patience needed to do this kind of work and appreciate the finished results! Am in the snow in Montana but will try to get back down soon and contact you to meet and see this great vessel you have built! Terry.

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  2. Nice! Are all those drop-ins storage bins? Can you take a photo inside. If they are mostly storage, where are your fuel, water, and waste tanks? PS Is it you, your wife, and boy doing all the work now? If so, what an inspirational family.

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    1. All the deck hatches open into the bilges of the boat. The large quantity of hatches gives us great access to all the plubing and electrical runs (something that is sorely lacking inproduction boats). Lots of good storage potential too. I'll include some more detailed pictures in the next post. All of our fuel is carried in integral tanks (tanks welded into the bottom of the hull) and our plastic water and waste tanks are installed on foundations throughout the boat below deck. With our draft of 6', there's a fair amount of room deep in the hull and almost all our tankage ends up below the waterline. As far as the work goes... my son is 18 and has other priorities these days. Sue and I have been doing all the work as of late. Thanks for following the blog.

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  3. 6' draft! Now I understand why you still have a lot of storage under the sole. :) Yes, I agree about production boats but the man-hours required to finish off the large amount of drop-ins you built, is cost prohibitive.

    Hats off to you and Sue!....In case you don't know of this other couple who are also inspirational (they are building a 72' steel junk-rig trawler), they are at:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/submarineboat/videos

    The difference is, you are building a first class sail-assist trawler "yacht" (which I assume you will rig with a sail), whereas they are building a "workboat."

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    1. Thanks. I've been following the submarine boat site on and off for a couple of years now. That's a cool boat with a lot of well thought out details.

      Peter

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