Boatbuilding Blog

October 14, 2007

Some Interior Photos

Filed under: Building - After Flipping — tomlarkin @ 10:45 am

Now that I can see what the spaces look like I’m starting to think about the interior layout. I have a lot of glassing to do before I start adding anything though.  The boards that the chairs are sitting on are about 9 inches above the actual pilothouse sole. You’ll step down when entering the pilothouse. It looks like the cabin will be about 4 1/2 feet wide inside.

Facing the bow

I added an 18 inch deep bay window behind the stern so I can work behind the boat more easily this winter. Clear plastic for the window lets in more light.

Facing aft

I dragged a big 20′ by 30′ tarp over the whole tent because the top started leaking along the ridge. This ‘Wedding Canopy’ tent was designed to be up for a week during a June wedding, so I can’t complain too much that it’s having problems after 8 months in the weather. I tried to order a replacement top via EBay, with no luck. I tied lines to every grommet around the tarp and ran the lines down to screw-eyes into the foundation. That’s about 40 lines! Last winter I was so nervous about the whole thing blowing away that I ran anchor lines over the top just in case.  I’ll be able to relax more this winter, I hope.

The real boat looks a lot like the model I made last winter. I’m kind of surprised for some reason 🙂




  1. Hi there, I believe my friend Leon has been in touch with you. We are going to build the 22ft Godzilla so that we can trailer the boat.
    The information from your blog is going to be invaluable. Any more information that you may think would be helpful would be appreciated.
    I think it would be useful if we were to do something similar to your blog when we start our boat.
    We are building the boat in my backyard with my wifes blessing. A minor detail is that she has no idea yet how big it is going to be.
    Thank you for all the wonderful information.
    Kind regards,
    Sydney Australia

    Comment by Richard — November 18, 2007 @ 5:17 pm

  2. Thanks for the kind words Richard. I hope you and Leon have fun with the project. I have a few suggestions for you:
    1) Make a model before starting the boat. I find it very helpful when visualizing the next step on the process.
    2) Make the building area at least 4 feet longer than the boat. I had to extend the shed.
    3) This blog (WordPress) is free and was very easy to set up. I use Windows Live Writer to write and upload the entries. It’s free and works really well.

    Like I told Leon, don’t hesitate to ask me any questions directly.

    Comment by Tom — November 19, 2007 @ 2:33 pm

  3. Hi Tom
    Now I get the feel of the craft….Looking good. I really like the photos.
    Whoa! I didn’t realize that people were going t0 read your prose. What ever shall I do!

    Comment by Joe — March 1, 2008 @ 6:42 am

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