Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Sink into the sofa

Things are moving on now. The two seater sofa has now been made up and with a squeeze will seat four, and the water tank has now at last been fitted.

In the galley on the starboard side, the tap and splashback has been fitted, and plug sockets and butler sink drainer installed. Also the integrated fridge has been fitted.

There is a corner cupboard fitted but this does not open fully, so we will have to redesign this to be a complete slide out unit with shelf behind it.
On the port side of the galley there has been a change to the width of the unit top. This has been altered to allow for a 500mm four burner gas hob to be fitted, and the cooker will fit under this. The drawers have been fitted, but all the units are still waiting for the doors.

In the Dayroom the corner cabinet has been started by Chris and should look great when finished. Behind this, will fit the perspex and fly screens for the side doors.

In the bedroom we were a bit disappointed to lose some of the space above the wardrobe as this had to be taken up by wiring, but it looks fantastic now the chest of drawers are in place. We're just fanatical about every nook and cranny!
The headboard has now been made and will be attached to the engine room bulkhead. As Julia is demonstrating, the height of this will be determined by the height of the memory foam mattress when made.
As for the exterior, the basecoat has now been applied to the starboard side and the water intake cap fitted in the gas locker.

Also some good and bad news about the signwriting and Roses and Castles for the engine room. As you may or may not know we have been trying to get hold of Andy Russell who is one of the best traditional signwriters in the country. But Andy has been doing a bit of Thai Boxing and fractured his skull. He is now on the mend, and has managed to book us a cancellation slot for the middle of September. This is very lucky, as he is booked up till 2010. Get well soon Andy.


Keith and Ann (Oakfield) said...


Just caught this been a bit busy recently.
Coming on well, I see.
Have had contact with Julia today, visiting towards end of August and the shell is expected end of September(ish).
So don't be late finishing as we need your space. :)

Anonymous said...

Me again. Might I suggest that you get the water tank filler shifted to a more suitable location. You will probably find that, when filling and reaching the 'full up' condition, water will back up the filler pipe and disperse into your gas locker. Fine I can hear you say - the locker has drain holes in it. All well and good, but if like us you store a few other things in there (I know you should not, but it happens, until BSC time that is), chances are that they will get soaked. Cheers, Chris.

Del & Al said...

Hi Keith and Ann
Glad to see your boat is coming along, (have you not got a blog yet) but as you know it's ready when it's ready. We are really pleased with the progress, but it never comes quick enough. ;-)

Del and Al said...

Hi Chris
See your point about the water filler, but when filling the tank it should run out the overflow first and not into the locker. We used a boat with this design before and it works well because there are no hoses running over the cratch area.
Thanks for your advice mate and keep um coming.