Boatbuilding Blog

July 17, 2009

110 V Panel and Primer

Filed under: Building - Electric & Plumbing, Building - Painting — tomlarkin @ 1:38 pm

Starting the 110 volt wiring. Here’s the breaker panel and a GFI outlet. The 3 circuits are to the battery charger, 110 volt outlets, and the third one will lead to an inverter sometime in the future, when I have the cash to buy a nice one.  The black material is plastic board called Starboard.  It’s inset a bit to keep it from being bumped too easily. You can probably figure out it’s in the head area 🙂

110 Volt Panel

I thought this was an interesting shot. Facing forward. The interior is mostly primed, and now needs to be sanded and painted.

Interior primed

I’ve made about a dozen removable parts – sole supports, binocular holder, base for the toilet, etc. Here are three pieces with finish paint, drying in the sun. They’re sitting on some primed pieces.


And of course, my drowsy overseer, supervising from the pumpkin patch.

The Rain Cat

July 4, 2009

Exactly One Year Over Schedule!

Filed under: Building - Cabin, Building - Interior — tomlarkin @ 10:50 am

I promised I would have the boat in the water last 4th of July. Then I promised this 4th of July.  Oy.  Lately I’ve been hoping for early September so I could boat to the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend, but it doesn’t look like that will happen. Maybe I can be a Christmas Ship instead 🙂

On the plus side, I’m pretty much done with construction except for the sliding doors. Now it’s a lot more sanding, priming and painting.

Galley is coming together:

I cut up my last sheet of 3/4 ply today – pilothouse sole, galley counter, and helm seat supports. Having full-size patterns let me lay out the pieces to minimize waste.
Cutting with patterns