February 26, 2007

Chart Table / Writing Desk

Is nearly complete except for a few lifting openings...

The jig saw is to give you a bit of scale. About 6' wide x 30" deep.
To the left will be a bench seat, on the right side, room for a desk chair. There is a fair bit of overhang that is hard to see in the photo. The upright black thing is a bookshelf in progress.

February 14, 2007

The GV10 is my design that is for sale at www.bateau.com. I've designed a number of stitch and glue boats for that site, and the owner Jacques has done many more. Check it out sometime.

The outside seams are done; another 3-1/2 hours. Total time is 14-3/4 hours. The temperatures in my friend's garage are rather cold - epoxy put on one night is still quite sticky the next night.

February 3, 2007

Galley Progress

The galley is coming along very nicely. The port side is the more challenging; the counter has an angled bend at the fwd. end, and the fridge had to be built in, and chart table above.

The fridge was built using an old refrigerator liner and insulated all around with 6" of extruded polystyrene. (The pink stuff). Polyurethane foam has a better R value (about 20% better) but over time it absorbs water from condensation very easily and loses insulative value.

In the picture the lockers above the counter will have hinged doors, the ones immediately below will be sliding plexiglass ones, and the lowest ones are open veggie bin lockers (like for potatoes and onions).