Day 220 Safety lines, more wood
Another cabinside framed in wood. After everything has been fit, it all must be removed again to paint with creosote.
Two reasons why it can't be done while still attached:
1 - Even though this is exterior grade, it had to be ripped into smaller sections thus leaving fresh untreated wood exposed. These were usually ( as it would happen ) on the steel.
2 - Getting the oily creosote on the primer would be bad for the foam insulation application. Nothing sticks to creosote, well at least before the year 2020.

To the right is the previous framing, already coated and soaked in, back up in place. Gena snuck some coal tar in there while I wasn't looking!

Probably that is a good idea because of the amount of condensation associated with portlights. We have discussed the question of double glazing portlights with a much thinner sheet of lexan or plexiglass sealed with an airspace in between.
Years ago, those clear plastic stick-on anti foggers were used on car windows to stop icing. I guess the heaters and minimal insulation were more of a problem back then. You never see them now...

They did crack though, and always were kind of ugly. We would never consider using them, but it would be a really great way to thwart portlight condensation!


Below, the coal tar culprit caught with the evidence still on her face ha ha!
As the day was really warm and nice, I managed to weld on the rest of the hatch hinges. Three on the one below as it is a large hatch.
The cabintop hand rails, day 201, are not sufficient for safety lines, and one would have to disconnect the safety hook too often to get past it's stancions. A safety cable mast be clipped into place to attach the safety harness to. This will span the cabin top down both sides.

At first they were going to be welded on to the end sections of the hand rails as small eyes. We began to question the strength of this as those units are not designed to handle that kind of weight. > Not the pull of the cable itself, but the perpendicular pull from the harness which is many times more that a persons weight<

Some 3/8" stainless rod bent with the flatbar bender thingy would suffice. Again, like the hatch hinges, one side meets the deck at a 45 angle reducing the chance of a loaded line hooking on unintentionally.

Day 220 :
10 hours - Framed in another cabinside bulkhead, coaltarred around all portlites, put on some lifeline eyes and rest of the hinges.

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