Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Boatbuilding. It's like the tides.

Yesterday, the galley was complete. We sat at the table (about which more later), ate pancakes, drank coffee, and ignored the dishes in the sink.

Today the table is but a memory.

Well, okay, that's a bit melodramatic. But everything's removed now, so that it can all be glued in. At which point it will be back. Coffee will return. Who knows, there might even be pancakes.

Here's an aerial view of one of the benches, and a view with bench and wet locker.

Galley dry fit

No pictures survive of yesterday's pancake breakfast. 

The pancakes were coconut, the maple syrup was genuine, and the whole thing was cooked in Tiger's galley. Sunday lunch was black bean noodles with peanut sauce on a base of salad -- likewise cooked and eaten in the galley.

Yee haw! We have been talking about this for such a long time!

For the dry fit, Trevor screwed a lot of components into position, and clamped some others. Here are some views.

Here's the sink, immediately aft of the companionway. The counter, in this picture hosting quite a few tools, will be the location for our in-use water jug. There's room for a work surface too. Thermoses are behind the rail above the sink.
Here's the opposite side, with the stove installed. It's a Primus-style stove. You heat the burner first by burning alcohol, then light the kerosene. The red hose you see in the bottom left is the bicycle pump; you have to pressurize it manually. Behind the stove there are two small compartments. We are likely going to put wide mesh across them and use one of them to store our ladle, slotted spoon and cutlery, while the other holds pot lids. Dish storage is above.
Here's the plate storage, more like it will really be.

Whenever Trevor finds a small spot
with nothing immediately planned for it,
he seems to label it "books."
"Why?" asks no one, ever, who
has seen our house.
"Hot beverage to helm attendee."
It's a port light to the cockpit.

Sunday, March 15, 2015


Mysterious, right?

Kind of like what happened to the time between last October (my last blog post) and now (March).

I think it looks a bit like a table prepared for some sort of odd ritual involving scissors.

But no. It's a hatch cover, newly glassed, sitting on the work bench under the empty clamp rack.

We're back, people. Galley photos coming on Wednesday.