It's that time of year again...I hope everyone has had a great Christmas and a great start into 2017. We had taken Christmas Day off and went to the beach to recharge our batteries and keep our young crew motivated but have otherwise dedicated all our time to our new cabin. Since the last blog post we have glued and glassed the new sole supports in and painted under the sole..
Once the paint was dry we could glue and glass the sole in which not only gave us a level platform again, but also the opportunity to map out our ideas in regards to layout with the help of a bit of masking tape :-) There is yet a wall to go in above the generator & motor housing/box, but as we are using the forward cockpit entrance to access the cabin while the masking & extraction system is set up, this will be a little later on, prior to the final paint prep..
We have decided on a similar bed design as in the aft cabins with locker and drawer space underneath but have raised the bed height due to the tanks. It fits a regular queen size mattress with a bit of extra storage cupboards against the hull. Having slept the last few months on Tara's bed in the aft while she sleeps in the Nav Berth, we do quite look forward to a nice stretched out sleep, perhaps we'll even sleep in starfish formation :-)
Our cabin will be 'ensuite' with a toilet and shower. The pictures above show the bed construction. The pictures below are the next area in the cabin we are working on. We aim to have everything built within the next day or two and paint prep finished before the weekend. Our goal is to have the cabin painted by the end of the weekend allowing us to move on to finishings, plumbing etc next week. I will be updating the refit photo album and blog again soon, so watch this space.....