|Ho Ho Ho! Christmas is apon us and so is some time off! We will be using the few days to "catch up" on some much awaited wood work. Working one day into the next seems to yield better results although it feels like we're getting nothing done - that is until after the time off and we look at where we were before we started.|
|Dulcie-Darlene, the name of our vessel,
was aptly adorned with some power efficient LED Christmas lights. Not
much to look at but they did provide some extra light for my work up
front ha ha!
Vent I made last evening in 3 hours for seat
"Mega tornado in a box"
|Last night, after a heated discussion on
ventilation under the seats and how my little wood grain hand painted
plastic vents wouldn't be enough, I decided to go on a constructive
anger rampage. A frame was made with 1x1 oak inset to mount in the
plywood on the side of the end seat, arrrr!
I took some 2 1/4" x 1/14" oak base board and split it into 1" wide lengths ten routed slots inward by 3/4". They needed to be pounded in but were glued anyway, grrrr!
The seat box was cut out to hold 2 fans. This are 6" diameter fans that at 12 volts only draw 1.8 amps together, but are so powerful they will levitate off off a table! I powered them up with a drill battery and they move an incredible amount of air. Enough that they might suck our little dog, Poutine, into the grill ha ha!
Guess I better put a speed control on there, perhaps a 5 watt 47 ohm for a more quiet mode on one side of the switch.
Feel better now :)
|The forward end of the boat,
now well lit by Christmas lights, has been my area of choice today
whilst I wasn't assisting Gena. I want to continue with the curvy theme
started with the side molding. It's going to be quite a contrast to the
aft stateroom, which might be modified to be more "bump friendly".
7 hours - Put in 3/4 of floor in dining/galley area, made vent (madevent!) and continued berth enclosure.