Unless you have a ‘long standing’ relationship with the people that might be the carrying out the work, amongst the biggest problems is that, or are part of a strong network that can identify good outfits, it can be difficult to determine the skills and reliability of anyone you engage to work on the boat. Back home again planning to manufacture the casing of the chart table, add a folding table top, saw the caskets for binoculars and navigational stuff and build it by means of glue and screws.
In the end I opted to have stowage finally. The actual question is. Where to put the charts instead? Do I really look for to have it without stowage for charts? Since there was a lot Teak left from the big plate I´ve bought there suddenly came the idea to replace the original Jabsco parts from the ilet -seat and lid -with custom made parts.
By adding a classy uch of real Teak to the head I decided to tune the new Jabsco pumping ilet as well.
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So a post that is to the point is the most satisfying for the reader. You better don’t try to accomplish every blog post. Any of these topics, fleshed out with details that you have can be of real interest to members of the yachting community. It´s not that kind of cold whitish appearance of the ilet -which always does look a bit awkward to guests upon their first encounter with a pumping ilet -but a warmer, noble look of the Teak.
I am confident that these new parts will considerable boost the atmosphere of my ship´s head. With an ilet lid -which looks absolutely awesome -I also sawed a brand new seat.
After finishing the chart table I´m off to sand all wooden surfaces in the boat, all bulkheads and have them varnished properly, to later look for to have ‘reused’ in the boat. I like it very much. Putting the already finished Teak panels to their respective places in the head it´s leastwise the impression of having completed something here. Working with massive Teak is pure fun, as it turned out. Sawing the hard wood is -provided using the right equipment -a ‘nobrainer’. In the end I produced two panels for the head´s floor, a stand for the new pumping ilet and an inlay for the sink which I won´t use anyway.
New chart table will be simple, light weight but fulfil any needs connected to this place.
I thought I didn´t need stowage for charts, as most chart tables offer within the table itself.
Easy. Whenever working the VHF, checking weather or doing the logbook, I seek for a bunch of space to do navigational stuff. I sawed the tabletop, added rounded edges, sanded everything and -it was just perfect! That´s a load of encrustation! Nonetheless, let´s put it this way. I avoided looking remove the 40 year old pumping toilet.
After removing the tubing I couldn´t eventually woodwork is done here.
I went on to buy all new tubing for the toilet, smellproof for sure. Readymade siphon with ‘de aeration’ was a matter certainly after seeing the provisional installation of amongst the preowners. You should take it into account. To be honest I found a suitable piece which I sawed and sanded to fit, applied two bores for Niro screws and found it cool, since there´s lots of Teak at hand. Well, it all began with a small tread. With that said, after painting the ship´s interior in shiny new white I noticed that upon entering the head one´s foot is going to step on the newly painted areas. I want to preserve as much of the refurbished ship for as long as possible, By the way I though it a decent idea to manufacture a small tread, as I am kind of a perfectionist.
As you may read in amidst the previous posts I came up with making gratings for the head which turned out to be all will also have an enhancing effect of the ship´s head.
I began to saw and glue and sand. Furthermore, upon doing this mere cosmetic kind of work in the head there´s a lot more. I checked the valves and lucky me they aren´t suffering from corrosion. Valves and piping. It´s another story with the tubing. Instead, they can be operated with ease so there´s currently no need to install new valves here. Consequently, it was some busy weekends for the King´s Cruiser 33 refit program.
I am now in the midst of the woodworks.
Small steps and one at a time, I´ve begun to focuson the refit of the yacht´s head, that may be read hereand here.
i´ve decided to pick real massive Teak instead of veneered plywood. In doing so, I´ve made my first experiences in working with Teak. You should take it into account. Why´s that? I did have a tally new perfect chart table. Essentially, heavy weight and -from my viewpoint -an unfavorable construction -I measured the chart table of my dreams and went on to build it from scratch, since the original chart table is out of questions due to material fatigue. To be honest I went on to have one of my biggest dreams connected with the refit of SY OLIVIA come true, as it’s very much fun doing joiner´s work for the ship. As a result, while sitting there was a whole new feeling, even if the chart table is far from being finished.
I could experience at least a small amount of what it will be like to sit here and work out the waypoints of tomorrow´s leg when underway -until hereafter it might be a pleasure to sit here during my refitbreaks and whilst doing calculations.
I pick up International Gold Spar, that is the paint of choice for me since I do have only top-notch memories of working wiith products made by International from painting the yacht´s interior which can be read here.
Actually the new wooden parts look awesome, especially after varnish is applied. Although, gradually changing the paint/thinner ratio from 10 per cent to 30 and later 50 I after that, went on to have at least three 100 layers per cent varnish applied to the wooden parts. I let the stuff dry thorough for one day before applying the next layer. Definitely. Anyways, I do not look for to be part of the rainforest destruction. You should take it into account. I bought FSCcertified wood from a dealer who can guarantee for a lawful cultured and cut product. Actually the outcome is just awesome.