After basically tearing the interior of my boat apart a couple years ago and then just letting it stay that way while I enjoyed the fun part of boat ownership (sailing it!), the reconstruction has commenced!
I made a post a while back about doing all work and no play, but I finally realized it can’t be all play and no work either if I want to get this project completed! 🙂
I took a couple of my days off last week to begin the reconstruction. You might recall a post in which I measured the affected shelving boards I needed to replace. I had intended on using those measurements and just cutting the necessary plywood, but I figured that could be a problem if, for instance, my measurements were off even the slightest. So I decided to make templates for the boards I needed instead.
That way there’d be no question as to the fit.
After making the cardboard templates and cutting the plywood to match the templates, it was time to install.
I aligned everything up and thankfully they fit properly. I used joining plates on the underside of the joints to provide a bit more support. I used an industrial-grade adhesive to secure the edge of the new plywood to the fiberglass lip that protruded from the hull wall.
Here’s some in-progress photos:
Next step will be to re-attach the shelf rails in the port quarter berth and the v-berth then put some carpet on the hull walls. I had considered just painting the interior hull walls, but after seeing the results of trying one coat on one wall, I think it’d be best just to replace carpet. More on that in my next post.
Anyone have any thoughts on how this is coming along and my methodology?