We did a lot of work over the weekend. A lot of the rough cabinetry has been marked on the bulkheads including the deck and cabin outlines. All the passageways have been cut. I left a a good bit over some of them so I can retain reference lines and mark the deck house outline. I'll cut them out later.
|On the left starting in the foreground of the picture and moving toward the bow: Hanging locker with shelf on top. Shower with head besides, V-berth stateroom with lavatory to the left. V-berth forward.|
|The passage on the right will be the companion way leading to the V-berth door. On the left will be doors into the shower and on to the head. The picture is being taken in the area which will contain the port and starboard cabins.|
|What a convenient place for the plans. This is the doorway leading from the salon to the main cabins.|
|Your not going to wipe the smile off our faces anytime soon.|
|Same piece but this time I used epoxy. I laid some plastic down to keep the piece from sticking to the table. A lot of clamps were required to close the gaps.|
So, I learned something that I'd like to carry on to my readers. I've made two of these laminated beams that are 2"x4" actual width. They are made up of 4 1"x2" pieces of wood. After glueing up in a form and letting them cure overnight, I get 3/8" of spring back. The one that bolts up against the bulkhead was easy to fix. I made it slightly longer and used a clamp to reintroduce a little more bend. Then I trimmed one of the joints at the end until I had a near perfect fit. You can see me fitting one of the ends in the figure below. The second one I made, I got the same spring back but this one is going to be free standing between the deck carlings. I'm going to have to rig up something to get that little bit of bend back.
|A real sweet fit. The only issue was that the bend relaxed a bit and I had to use a clamp in the middle to pull it back up. Once the beam is fit, the sides of the boat hold the beam to shape and there is no need for the clamp in the center.|
|The is the second laminated beam that will fit 18 inches in front of the one just made. It will not span the entire width of the boat but fit between the deck carling that supports the deck inboard where the deck house rises.|