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Shower plumbing fitted. Wiring for washing machine and tumble dryer fitted. Height of stove fixed on temporary box.



2 runs of plumbing left to do - to bed 2 and bathroom towel radiators.


The large block of this drawer cupboard stack will intrude into back of Bed 2 cabin, but will be accessed from Bed 1 cabin. This block continues out into Bed 2 cabin, with upper cupboard and lower drawers, which form bedside table.


Plumbing for toilet (fresh and raw water changeover) and plumbing for wash basin. Height of wash basin  set.


Bi-fold door, Mira shower panels fitted., along with mixer and shower head.


Mira shower tray.


Large towel radiator forms heating in Bed 1 cabin. False floor fitted.


Bed 1 cabin. The side wardrobe will be half height hanging this side, along with three shelves. Step in side of bed. Access door to lower locker in bed base.


 


Access hatch through false floor (larger than access hatch through floor, into bilge store)


Automatic shower tray pump and washing machine waste in RH wardrobe.


 


Villager Puffin stove.


Plumbing under galley sink.


Gas pipe through.


Bathroom and Bed 2 cabin ceiling boards in.


Bed 1 cabin, box step and side locker access.

 

21/09/2011 to 05/10/2011


Stove surround and airing cupboard before rest of lounge bulkhead added. Second single cabin to left, walkthrough bathroom to left.


Spacers in stove surround to take fireboard.


Heating plumbing under washing machine base.
Note change to proper copper exposed plumbing!


Bathroom radiator shoe horned in! (will just fit behind open door)
Airing cupboard above.


Single cabin radiator.


Single cabin. Drawers to bottom, cupboard to top. (yet to be cut out)


Looking into lounge from bathroom.
Stacked washing machine and tumble dryer to will be to left, cupboard to right.


Front escape hatch trial fitted.


Front escape hatch trial fitted.


Lounge ceiling added.


Galley - Start of boxing in hydraulic pump "bump".


Lounge bulkhead finished. Fireboard added to stove surround.


Galley peninsular unit carcass (no chipboard kitchen units here!)


Hydraulic pump "bump" being boxed in. Boot / shoe storage below, fridge over.


Galley - fridge surround, microwave self. Start of cooker surround and sink unit.


Galley takes shape. There will be shallow cupboards to right.


Foot of bed in single cabin - box to take speaker / stereo wiring.


Speaker hole in LHF of lounge. Note height of corner unit marked.


Electrical centre in main bedroom, in side of cupboard, above bed head. This will be boxed in between shelves.


Electrical centre (radio/CD, 12vDC sockets and 240vAC sockets) in main bedroom, in side of cupboard, above bed head. Note how window trim will just clear side of cupboard.


Shaver socket and switch for bathroom in side of main bedroom cupboard.


Main bedroom - Speaker holes in foot of bed.


Shaver socket and switch for bathroom in side of main bedroom cupboard.. Position of washbasin cupboard marked out.


Switch for lounge main lights, speaker and 240vAC socket will intrude into bathroom cupboard.


24vDC shower fan/light fitted. Note spot converted to LED lamp.


Speaker hole and 24vDC (for freestanding lamp) in corner of  galley peninsular unit. The pipes will be boxed in, with shelves above.


Galley fridge tower - hydraulic "bump" insulated and boxed in.
The floor in this section is removable, to gain access to floor diesel tank inspection hatch/diesel feed pipes.


Yan holds Linda's stained glass panel in trial position in back side of upper galley cupboards.


Stove trial fitted in surround, on temporary box (steel hearth tray being fabricated)


"Entertainment corner" in lounge. Speaker, Satellite feed socket, 12vDC sockets, 24vDC socket and 240vAC sockets will be above corner unit, which will contain the power amps and radio/CD.


The "TNC" treatment of stove pipe through roof insulation. Squares of boiler fire board.


The "TNC" treatment of stove pipe through roof insulation. Squares of boiler fire board. The yet to be fitted fireboard cover was cut to the correct size round hole for the stove pipe, then a cutter used to make hole through the boiler fire board.


Galley peninsular unit and upper cupboards take shape. The upper cupboard will be hung from the ceiling boards.
Worktops in solid 40mm oak. There will be a 30mm flap down breakfast bar to this side.


Galley corner - domestic extractor hood pipe fitted over cooker space, glass door fronted cupboard to side of extractor hood. Note this has a false floor to hide inset LED spot lamp.
Solid oak corner to under sink unit / edge of cooker surround. Worktops will be 40mm solid oak.


Galley takes shape. Galley units will be oak faced block board, doors and front of units. Upper glass doors will be solid oak framed.
Note inset kick boards in black Hexagrip ply. Drawers to the top of these units. False floor to upper units, to hide LED spot lamps and wiring.

 

14/11/2011 to 14/12/2011


Basin fixed and plumbed in. Tiles fixed. Back of toilet surround removes in two sections, for access to plumbing and wiring.


Toilet control panel fixed above tiled surround. This now consists of two manual sprung loaded rocker switches, one for macerator pump and the other for water top up.


Toilet surround tiled.


Basin waste fitted. Toilet flush water change over valves from raw to fresh water.


Stove tray fabricated, tiled, and fixed. Corner units constructed, topped with solid Oak work surface. Lower plinth black Hexagrip ply. Walls and ceiling pained with primer coat of magnolia.


Stove tray fabricated, tiled, and fixed. Threaded stove mount holes fitted.


Bed 2 carcassing finished and primed. Drawers made up, waiting for Oak faced ply fronts.


Units constructed on wall opposite "U" shaped galley. Oak tile edge beads added.


Cooker hood fitted to surround. Upper corned unit beside cooker fabricated.


Frame for built in cooker being constructed. Gas pipe extended through to cooker space. Frame for work surface beside sink fitted.


Upper cupboard carcass over peninsular unit finished.


Peninsular unit. Warped worktop screwed and glued to front edge. Drawer frames constructed and runners fitted


Upper units above peninsular. Frame to take stained glass panel constructed.


Bed 1 - 6 x drawer stack and drawer frames constructed. wardrobe front and shelves constructed.


Cupboard front and shelves constructed. Note box to hide radio and wiring.


All heating radiators / plumbing now commissioned. Washing machine base and tumble dryer shelf fitted.


Bed 2 bed base and entertainment centre corner unit.


Pipe box to right hand side.


Left hand side corner unit.


Peninsular unit work surface now screwed down to thick oak batten. This will be hidden when 400mm flap down breakfast bar is fitted.


Main light switches, cubby hole above top cupboard beside steps. There will be another cupboard below this once step height/position has been decided. Tile surround battens fitted.


Work surface around sink fitted. This and cooker spacing proved to be tight, following the position of the hydraulic pump "bump" below fridge/freezer carcass.


Cooker surround/support finished. protective coat of varnish applied to wood in this area.


Stainless steel panel fitted beside cooker hood.


False bottom to upper unit, to take LED spot lamp. Oak tile edge capping fitted.


Peninsular unit worktop now is flat!


Oak capping to front of  galley unit.


Corner unit worktop varnished, oak capping fitted to cupboard surround.


Oak capping fitted to cupboard surround.


Stainless steel panels fitted to stove surround. These are also spaced out on fireboard strips to give another air gap.


Stainless steel panels fitted to stove surround. These are also spaced out on fireboard strips to give another air gap.


Bathroom now painted white. First coat of satin varnish to oak cappings.


 


Cooker now in cabin, via skylight!


Galley starts to take shape.


Skylight/dog box frame in situ, to enable fitting of oak sleeve to lower interior aperture. The front and rear outer edges of the dog box had to be planed to fit curvature of roof!


Vent grilles and lights fitted to ceiling. Galley tiling finished, cooker installed and fridge/freezer in position. (There will be slide out towel rails/tray store to left hand gap.)


Stove and flue fitted. Stove surround tiles fitted. Stove base first coat of Black Hammerite. Speakers fitted and stereo commissioned. Dog box frame in trial fit.


Dog box frame in trial fit.


Stove and flue fitted. Stove surround tiles fitted. Stove base first coat of Black Hammerite.


 


Galley with tiles fitted.


Washing machine and tumble dryer fitted.


Bathroom tiles grouted. Shaver socket and lights/switches fitted.


Storage under Bed 1 floor already being used!


Bed 1 painted, speakers fitted to foot of bed. Hinges added to box lids.


Bed 1 painted, speakers fitted to foot of bed. Hinges added to box lids.


Bed 1 painted, radio + 12vDC sockets + 240vAC sockets added. Hinges added to box lids.


Looking through bathroom with washing machine and tumble dryer added.


Bathroom tiles grouted, oak capping varnished.


Bed 2 work surface varnished.


Stove and surround. Brass fiddle rail to be added to front of tray.


Stove and surround.


Thermostat / timer for boiler and up lighter/down lighter between two main lounge windows.


Cooker and surround.


Galley splash back tiles. Waste plumbing for sink.


Down lighter below upper peninsular unit.


Galley unit opposite "U" part of galley.


Bed 1 painted. Lights and vent cover fitted.


Down lighters under gunwale to left in lounge.


Down lighters under gunwale to right in lounge. First "Earnest" style cabinet door and radio blank panel.


Grouted tiles round cooker.


New SCREW terminal boiler wiring box, to replace naff chocolate block connector type initially fitted.


Dog box frame from outside.


Insulation added round front under bed water tanks.


Insulation added to top under bed water tanks.


Roofing felt added to cap insulation, under bed water tanks.


Inspection hatch added to bottom of left hand bed 1 cupboard. Grille and duct added to bottom, insulated cover added to vent pipes. to stop condensation.


Ducting, covers and insulation added to cupboard beside stairs.


Ducting, covers and insulation added to cupboard beside stairs.


The removable stair box takes shape. Fixed black panel to be added behind top step. The black panels below the bottom two steps is easily removable,. for storage.


The removable stair box takes shape. Fixed black panel to be added above top step. Oak door framing done. Outer door frame constructed, this will have double walled sapele panelling, like wheel house outer doors.


The removable stair box takes shape.


The removable stair box takes shape.


Main light switches added, just inside door down to cabin. Oak/sapele capping round door and hatch. Oak capping down cubby hole. Inside of cupboards  varnished.


Bed 1 boards varnished.


Bed 2 boards varnished, with vent holes added.


Trialing shape, size, height and position of wheelhouse table. Desmo leg base fitted, just missing steel deck supports.


Trialing shape, size, height and position of wheelhouse table.


Trialing shape, size, height and position of wheelhouse table.


First wheel house box seat constructed.


Second wheel house box seat constructed


Wheel house box seats in "normal" position. The fixed rear door leaf (this side) will be little used.


Lid removed from box seat.


Testing gas system after leak found. - beginning of the day - 38.3. Cupboards varnished inside.


Testing gas system after leak found. - end of the day - 38.3


Sink waste.


Under sink all varnished.


Under sink all varnished.


Cooker being run.


Cooker being run.


Front bulkhead fitting before leak stopped. The lining had to be cut away further, to gain proper access to gas fitting.


One bedside light fitted. The other is to be fitted to oak corner block.


Lighting test.


Bedroom drawer frames and wardrobe varnished internally.


Washing machine and tumble dryer.


Bathroom cupboard varnished internally. A piece of conduit box has been added to cover toilet switch and wiring.


Bathroom cupboard varnished internally. A piece of conduit box has been added to cover wiring.


Boiler lagging covered (internally) black panel cover box to stove pipe - airing cupboard above stove.


It has been decided to construct a cupboard unit the other side of the lounge radiator.


It has been decided to construct a cupboard unit the other side of the lounge radiator.


Bed 2.


There will be an oak mantle piece above the stove, with a mirror above.


Temporary dog box fitted.


View of door at top of stairs. This had to hinge inside of the frame, as width was at a premium!


Door framing.


Engine room virtually finished, just some cable tidying and covering to do.


Engine room virtually finished, just some cable tidying and covering to do. Drain cocks added to water and heating systems. A loop of hose can be fitted to these cocks, to allow the deck wash pump to drain down the system.


Engine room virtually finished, just some cable tidying and covering to do.


Engine room virtually finished, just some cable tidying and covering to do. The two boards behind the engine, covering the coupling and shaft are easily removable.


Engine room virtually finished, just some cable tidying and covering to do.


Engine room virtually finished, just some cable tidying and covering to do. 12vDC Victron Centaur charger added for 12v start and electronics batteries.


Engine room virtually finished, just some cable tidying and covering to do.


Engine room virtually finished, just some cable tidying and covering to do.


Gas tap and flexi support added.


Dog box outer front and rear lips planed to roof curve. The outer lip has also been routed to a curve, to act as drip rail.


Worcester Marine Windows oak window interior surrounds being varnished inside and out.


Upper galley cupboard oak doors constructed and varnished, so tempered safety glass can be ordered.


Worcester oak window interior surrounds being varnished inside and out.


Sanding table


Large saw bench.


Long saw bench.


Planer.


Band saw.

 

March 2012


Wheelhouse table and box seats.


Wheelhouse table plus cabin door and folding hatch.


Dash wood varnished and labelled.


Dash varnished.


Cabin door and folding hatch.


Cabin door and folding hatch.


Cabin door and folding hatch from inside. Steps and side cupboards now with doors.


Cabin door and folding hatch from inside. Steps and side cupboards now with doors.


Galley. Cupboards with doors and fridge / microwave fitted. Sliding towel rails in voids beside fridge.


 


 


 


Rear steps. The bottom two steps have removable kick plates.


Galley drawers and cupboards.


Upper galley cupboards.


Art deco stained glass to back of upper galley cupboards. Breakfast bar in dropped position.


Art deco stained glass to back of upper galley cupboards. Breakfast bar in up position.


Cabin door open in parked position. Centre grab handle for stairs.


Stove and mantle shelf / mirror. Fiddle rails to stove base and shelf. Doors in parked open position.


Stove and mantle shelf / mirror. Fiddle rails to stove base and shelf. Doors in shut position.


 


 


 


Looking up from single cabin bed.


Single cabin.


Looking through bathroom.


Looking up from main bedroom bed.


Looking through bathroom from master bedroom.


base of master bedroom bed.


Master bedroom bed head.


Bathroom, with added LED lighted mirror.


Bathroom, with added LED lighted mirror.


Bathroom, with added LED lighted mirror.


Bathroom doors showing engaged/vacant locks.


 


Galley stained glass panel.


Galley stained glass panel.


Galley upper cupboard door. All doors have a pair of magnetic catches.


Upper galley cupboards.


Upper galley cupboards.


 


 

April 2012


Gas locker lid removed, refurbished and in Hemeldur 2-pack undercoat.


Front locker lid removed, refurbished and in Hemeldur 2-pack undercoat.


The hull now has 3 coats of Hemeldur 2-pack black. The hull will get the final 2 coats of Hempeldur under the dolly chocks, when MA is transferred to the launch trailer by crane.


Toe rails and cabin in undercoat.


Stern and rear cockpit finally in 2 coats of undercoat.


Decks in 2 coats of Hempeldur undercoat.


Stern and rear cockpit finally in 2 coats of undercoat.


Stern and rear cockpit finally in 2 coats of undercoat.


Masking for grit panels on roof.


Front deck / bow in 2 coats of undercoat.


Masking for grit panels on roof.


Masking for grit panels on roof.


Masking for grit panels on roof.


Adding grit to each panel, after coat of Hempeldur to stick the grit to.


Adding grit to each panel, after coat of Hempeldur to stick the grit to.


Gritting finished. Shot blast sand used for the gritting.


Rear deck gritted.


Side decks gritted.


Gritting pained over with 2 coats of Hemathane gloss 2-pack top coats


Whole boat now it 2 coats of gloss. Mushroom vents fitted.


Whole boat now it 2 coats of gloss. Mushroom vents fitted.


Anchor winch fitted.


Front escape hatch fitted.


 


Portholes fitted.


Portholes fitted.


 


Rear deck finished. The rear locker,  stern, toe rails, upper bow will eventually be maroon.


Window fitting under way.


Barge windows in.


Front escape hatch in.


Portholes in.

Finals

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