|Quite a change and the feeling of taking a step back came over us as we moved our attention to the aft stateroom (extreme aft) framing and preparation for an interior.|
Boatcam image: Radius framing
framing of the frames that the paneling will mount to
was going to be wood on tabs on the frames. After looking
at it for a while we realized the port lights had been set
for the frame height plus 1/4". This is a problem as
we would need to reframe around the port lights which
would not only take time, but would almost erase the
cable carrier from the radar arch. ( Lots of cables! )
With all this, we are still going to use wood where panels meet, a big plus, and in other light areas where support of the panel is required.
It's too bad in a way because we were looking forward to trying it. Now we'll have to wait until we do the pilothouse interior finishing.
|The "boatcam" was running all
weekend almost flawlessly, so I stole an image
from that ( above )
The bulkhead that divides the aft of the pilothouse from this area was pretty warped. A good tip in the progression of things ( albeit difficult to precognise ) would be to install these frames before the "top" goes on. When the poopdeck was being welded into place, it shrunk ever so slightly pulling downward on the bulkhead. Being only 1/8" plate, it of course warped to relieve this stress.
back into shape is always a touch and go issue, but we
have a little experience in this now. This time 1/4"
bolts were used to pull into the frames. On the port side
( photo right ) 2" angle was used for extra
stiffness. This part of the bulkhead needs to be straight
as it is where the bath/shower enclosure will mount.
|The frames were
"L'd", that is instead of "T'd", down
to the radius, and I began to mount the radius curved
sections. This all went quicker as we know what to expect
of the paneling that will rest on it, where to build up
the foam and how to apply coatings etc.
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Day 243: 6.5 hours - reinforced the aft/pilothouse bulkhead,T'd frames on starboard