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Saturday, June 24, 2017

V-Berth In, Final Power Distribution, Forward Head

Some long overdue updates...

V-Berth is IN!

Though there are some remaining trim bits left to do when the adjacent head compartment nears completion.


The design is an "over-under" bunk layout. Strips of African mahogany clad the hull sides. The "door" on the forward bulkhead conceals a water tight "slam hatch" that provides access to the anchor locker.  The overhead is vinyl covering the one inch thermal insulation.

This area is not likely to be used as a berth at all. It will likely be the garage for storage of things like sails, or anything we just want to "get out of the way".

Power Distribution

The remaining power distribution modules have been installed and wired. The boat now has 24VDC distribution to all "corners". Individual switch loads will run to their closest distribution module.


Engine room distribution. 12VDC and 24VDC.

Aft cabin distribution (temporary mount).

Forward Starboard

Forward Port

Forward Head

Design and construction of the forward head compartment is underway. One of the first things is the modeling and molding of the shower pan. Not perfect, but with some fairing compound and a spray of gelcoat, it should do nicely.

Construction of the mold.

Shower pan, removed from mold

Dryfit in place.
Also constructed is the shower sump, that will be attached under the shower pan. Made from bits of coosa board, with a couple layers of glass on the inside. It will be sprayed with gelcoat along with the shower pan.
Shower sump
As for the head plumbing, we are awaiting an order for the waste holding tank that will be installed against the hull, up under the side deck.

Testing placement for plumbing and tank (white thing mocked up on the right).

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