I am at 324 Hours on this build and the boat weighs 1150 lbs.
I have made good progress the last few weeks. I will say again this is much harder that building furniture. Every piece that goes on the Boat is either curved or at a compound angle. Each piece has to be hand fit. Many trips into the boat and back to the saws.
All of the cabin roof supports are installed and the interior cabin wall is in.
All of the interior cabin walls are in and wiring for the cabin lights is installed.
Insulation has been installed.
Time to install the cabin side walls and the pilot house sides.
Framing is added to the sides.
The side is routed to the frame.
Both cabin / pilot house sides are in.
The windshield is added. This gave me a fit. I did this twice. My first attempt failed and I contacted a friend in Louisiana, He graciously sent me step by step instructions with pictures and 6 hours later success. Thanks Herman.
The rear support is added . I transferred the Arc from the back support of the pilot house to the windshield with a 6’ level.
Here the windshield arc has been cut. I did this with a side grinder with 36 grit sand paper.
Next I added rafters and permanent supports for the rear roof support. Maintaining the 83 degree angle of the sides.
A lot of work was done between the last two pictures. I added the side ends for the pilot house and installed the roof. The clamps show adding thickness to the pilot house roof and the visor. The side windows were added. They are in the curve of the bow so the glass will have to bend about 3/4” in 24”. The guy at the glass shop said it would not be a problem.
Here I am adding thickness to the visor..
I have filled in the front of the visor with solid wood. I will fill in the gaps with thickened epoxy later.
The starboard dash is built.
Both starboard and port dash framed.
Conduit is run through the deck are back to the batteries and the bilge pumps. The tees are for some down shining deck lights.
I’m almost finished with the conduit. Hope to have the wire pulled by the weekend.
I pick up my rigging from marine dealer tomorrow So I should be able to get the wiring finished in a few days.
Thanks for looking.
-- John, Suffolk Virgina