|Today we put in
supports for the bulkheads along the hull that will be in
the dinette and galley areas.
Methods of attaching the interior to the boat can be steel flatbar, wood firring strips, glue etc. We are using steel on the lower parts, then some firring strips on the cabinsides and under the portlights.
|The radius method we used
forward was still a good idea here although the frame
farthest aft could come straight down as the hull to
center angle is almost 90 degrees. The
"missing" frames were bridged using 1/8"
1.5" angle, with the lower radius being supported by
a small piece of flatbar.
In the photo to the right the radius frames are a little "crooked" looking but wont be a problem as only the screw pattern in the wall will change a bit when we attach them.
We could have comprised the radius of smaller tabs or sections to keep it in line with the frame but why?
The flatbar is intermittantly welded on every 2" or so. This may have a slight stiffening effect on the hull as well.
Frames with flatbar on
|The floor tabs
were pretty much the same thing. We welded on 1/8"
flatbar just along the side of the frame. These will be
used to attach the flooring and hinges for access hatches
etc, and seem strong enough.
All of this area will be hidden behind cupboards and seats and will be used for storage of perhaps somewhat heavy items so just leaving them open would probably not be a good idea.
Instead of plywood we will likely be using fiberglass (polyester) board along the walls here.
6 hours - Framed in supports in galley/dining area for floor & bulkheads