|Today was spent mostly inside the boat because of rain and wind.|
|Gena welded up
the stainless chain locker, which is in the sail locker
as a big tub basically. some of the framing up to it for
the walls needs to be done. The bow area will have
fiberglass panel because of the moisture that reputedly
lingers in this area of the boat. It's a bit more floppy
than wood so extra care must be given to the framing. The
weight of sails and sheets etc also dictates the need for
In the bottom of the locker is a drain that runs back to the bilge. The chain comes down from directly overhead from the windlass on deck, and will most always be wet as it comes in. That water needs to be drained.
|It must also be not too noisy so, even though it's made from stainless, we will likely coat it with coal tar epoxy.|
from the pilot house was my job ( again ) as I finished
the edges and welded it up. The edge here must be smooth
and perfect because a gasket will press into it that is
on the door.
Looks pretty good hey? ( left )
That wasn't all we did, but the rest was trivial tasks of grinding etc.
Below is a graphics mock-up of the stancions and their position on the deck. Wow! It looks like a boat or something!
5 hours - Welded up chain locker / pilothouse - galley entry