- final measurements for all bulkheads. This will give total sheet stock requirements so we can place one BIG special order.
- final smoothing and glassing of the center bilge
- tank spaces so tank fabrication/installation can begin
- take final hull measurements for CAD to more precisely layout the main salon.
When it comes time for bulkheads (maybe later this summer), we will hire a crane to come in and hinge up the front of the deck off of the hull so the pre-cut bulkheads can be slipped into the boat. Whereupon they can be trimmed and permanently installed.
Speaking of tanks, I ran preliminary volume calculations and came up with 380 US gallons (fuel and water). The original Westsail 42 sales literature (1978) spec'd total tankgage at 456 (US?) gallons total. I was expecting my calculations to be more space efficient and tankgage would therefore be more than original. I cant see where to get 450 gallons under the main salon floor so I kind of question the sales literature. Anyway, we'll see where the numbers end up once we get under there.