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Friday, December 30, 2011

Forward Salon Final Frame-in Has Begun

I caught my second wind a little early this year (as I usually do after the holidays). This I week started the final finish frame-in of the forward salon settees. What I mean by "finish frame-in" is all the big bits that go in before any final paint, hardwood trim or veneer. This marks the first task of this type so far on the project and I have been a little apprehensive about cutting anything while thinking and re-thinking, measuring and re-measuring before proceeding.
Forward Salon Area

Parts of the settees, with storage locker door access.

So far it has been going ok, with only a few mistakes (nothing that could not be recovered). Look for a progress report with pictures next week.

5 comments:

sundownersailsagain.com said...

Glad to see you are back at it! Happy Holidays!
Dani

s/v Skylark said...

Wow, just came across your site and would love to follow along. What a great job so far.
Jim

S/V Harmony said...

My wife and I recently purchased our Westsail 42 Ketch (1976), and have begun the restoration. This is our second restoration and your wonderful work have given us a lot to think about. I look forward to all that comes next! Great job!!!

robert s said...

Thanks for the kinds words SVH. Would love to hear about your restoration sometime (have a blog?)
-rob

c ares said...

Rob, I have westsail 42 #75 ex wanderbird now coyote. I bought her in 07 and have been going through her since. She was factory finished with most of the bells and whistles. I am wildly impressed with your level of thoughtful work! Tone it down a little buddy you are making us all look bad! I keep the boat at fort baker at the north end of the Golden Gate so If you are down this way we can put her through her paces on the bay. Great blog! C. Ares