As you can see by the picture below, Bennath's hull is now free of all the old bottom paint, and since the photo was taken she has lost the blue beltline stripe as well.
Time to start the layout for new bulkhead panels. As I could not get 15mm plywood I used 3/4" instead ... a little heavier maybe, but one has to go with what's available.
|Maximizing wood use.|
|Main bulkhead joint with joiner strip. (Final strip used was plywood as the grain of the solid wood strip lacked strength.)|
With the bulkheads held in by a few fasteners, the old (cleaned) settees were installed and checked for fit. !/8" had to be taken off the length between bulkheads to compensate for the thicker plywood.
|Old stuff back in ... but not for long!|
|Starboard settee back and shelves.|
|Ancient wood from packing crates cut into trim pieces.|
The nav station was dismantled, the solid mahogany cleaned up by taking a light pass through the planer, and re-assembled. A new plywood top was made too.
|Refurbished nav station.|
|Parts of old galley and some "new" pattern pieces.|
|Old galley rough-in.|
|Back side of forward galley bulkhead.|
I made mine in one piece, and will build the cabinet in sections, doing final assembly in the boat.
|One-piece aft galley bulkhead.|
|Origo 3000 in the Vega.|
|Next in line: Cockpit locker partitions.|
Oh yes, and we do go sailing occasionally too!
|Anchored in Sequim Bay, on the way to Port Townsend.|