The interior of the boat was completed before launching, unfortunately without any progress photos so I’ll just show some finished shots here. Interior woods are Red cedar deckhead, teak cabin sole and salon table, yellow cedar beams, knees and sparring (ceiling) on the hull and largely Honduras mahogany trim. The bulkheads are 3/4” marine fir plywood. In the salon and galley areas they are sheeted with 1/8” ash and in the forward cabin the bulkheads are veneered with red oak.
The first photo is taken from amidships looking aft to starboard, at the galley area. The companionway ladder and the gimbaled stove can be seen.
The next one is taken from about the same place but looking to port at the chart table area. There is a built in place ice box with a refrigeration unit under the chart table as well as a stowage cubby next to the hull..
This is a shot from the galley looking forward to port. You can see the main beam with the official number and registered tonnage carved in it. The cabin sides are composite like the deck with 1/2” plywood for stiffness sandwiched between vertical mahogany on the exterior and red cedar on the interior. With all the dark wood you can see the value of the lighter colored ash here. The table is teak and both sides are drop leaves. As well the whole table can be easily removed and stowed. The arched doorway leads to the forward cabin. You can see the main mast just inside it.
Next up is one taken from forward looking back on the starboard side. The little wood burner has a coil that can heat domestic water. Notice the double copper sheet heat barrier. The door you can see aft on the port side leads to the head and the door behind the ladder leads to the engine room / tanks..
This is the forward cabin showing the yellow cedar sparring and the recessed storage forward.
I just added this one because I like the grain in the mahogany skylight.
So the boat is in the water and ready to rig. Here we are transporting the main mast from my shop to the government wharf. I’m the tall guy at the far end…. It’s not always good to be tall.
Here we are at the dock slinging the mast to the crane we’ll use to step it. The mast is a “grown stick” that is to say a tree pared down to size as opposed to a lamination of boards. It is sitka spruce and came from less than five miles away, by water.
This is the owner (remember the ribbing photo where he looked a little like a garden gnome?) guiding a very large mast coming from a fixed structure,the dock, into a floating structure, the boat. This is a much better photo of him. He really doesn’t look like a gnome at all. ... and that is a tricky bit of work he’s doing.
That’s all for today.
Next up some sailing photos and some shots of the square rigging being set up.
Thanks again. questions are encouraged.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/