Monday, 16 May 2011

Interior work....

Interior progress

: One of the trickiest : choosing paint colours! Charlotte has now finished most of the interior painting, this has included many hatches and odd squares of ply-wood - it is amazing how many there are in a relatively simple interior!

I have now finished the chart table / navigation area . I have added a seat. This will also provide a place to sit when cooking in the galley.

In order to get this seat to work i slightly changed the shape of the port water tank - made it a little narrower but added to its hight to keep volume the same. Above the chart table are lockers, a panel for electrics and a shelf blow the portlight.

The galley now has all the main lockers/cupboards made although i have not yet made the doors and a few draws. I have used a few reclaimed draws that had been taken out of a local work boat i have been working on, this was well worth doing as they take time to make and are even dovetailed together.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

I could not find a galley sink that I liked so I decided to make one out of ply and build it directly into the worktop. this seems to have worked well . i made it double - luxury. one side is small the other largish. Should be good for conserving water - i bet the small one is used most (about the size of a large ice cream tub). the whole lot is glass clothed with epoxy. They should drain above the waterline and so no need for a pump.

I found a nice chrome pump, double action, on ebay for £10 the perfect galley tap. I have plumbed it the tanks - i used domestic copper pipe with soldered joints bit of a experiment - i hate the taste of plastic pipes. I was looking at a well built 1960’s boat of traditional construction that has copper pipes for fresh water and all were in good original condition. The Taylors Parafin Stove is also fitted. So we now have a fully functional galley perfect for tea breaks!

My ply wooden sink...

Tap/pump off Ebay - £10

It has a pannel that slots in to cover it up also acts as a chopping board. Whole lot is woven glass clothed set in epoxy.