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Jan 052011

Quite a few people have independently commented on how the interior style I have chosen reminds them of pictures from the Space Shuttle or ISS. I quite like this association, so we have started to use it purposely. This image from the just finished aft bathroom is a good example:

The tubes are the starboard side freshwater fill and breather. They pass through the ballast tank before going into the bilge. The ballast tank top becomes a shelf for the bathroom.

Dec 192010

Last week we finished the deck-house interior. As I have written earlier, it has become very clear that the deck-house needs a table solution. So I now have two tables on pivoting removable stands. There is nothing in the way when the tables are not there, and room enough to seat the full 8 person crew for dinner when both are installed.

The tables can also be used pushed to the side, thus leaving plenty of room to walk passed them.

So in the spirit of celebration, I took the opportunity to throw a traditional Glögg-party this afternoon…

Dec 092010

So, in the spirit of “The list of things to do tends to fill the available time” I felt compelled to do a nice walnut outlet panel for the onboard computer USB outlets. Plus a standard 12V outlet. Maybe I will regret doing things like this in 4 months time when we have a total panic getting everything ready? I don’t think so, but what do YOU think :-) ?

By the way, the standard 12V “Cigarette lighter” type outlet is really a seriously flawed design, but since I expect lots of guests on board will be showing up with mobile phone and computer chargers for this outlet I figured I might as well install one!

Posing for Christmas

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Dec 082010

I tried to get some pictures to make a Christmas postcard tonight, but it was cloudy so they didn’t come out perfect. Maybe day after tomorrow we will get a clear evening of the forecast is correct.

Anyways, it’s cold. Which makes progress a bit slow. Plus we are only two people working on the yacht right now. But I am still hopeful we will complete the deck-house interior early next week. I have realized that the deck-house is a lot better than I thought it would be. When you’re in the boat, this is where you want to be. Not downstairs in the salon. So I have made some changes in the planning of the interior. There will be tables in the deck-house, for example. And maybe less tables downstairs.

Also in this picture you can see the night illumination in action.

Nov 252010

One of the good things with working on the boat during winter is that all the cold weather problems in the hull become apparent. Condensation for example.

All the windows and hatches are double glassed, but the hatches have aluminum frames that get really cold:

This is bad of course. One solution is to glue some foam insulation on the inner frame, but it would be really hard getting  that to look good on such a small (2mm thick) frame. So I made some walnut liners instead. Much better!