A lot more progress this week! Work continues on the interior fitout. The hull to deck joint has been bonded and fiber-glassed inside and outside and the outside joint fairing has begun. Some of the hatches are installed and work has begun on installation of the lifelines and deck fittings*.
It’s also becoming clearer from the photos over time, just how much work is involved in building one of these boats. Many thousands of labor hours go into each finished boat, which also explains why they cost what they do.
*Deck fittings include all the equipment for handling the sails. The French word for deck fittings is accastillage, which sounds much better than plain old deck fitting.
Starboard aft showing hatch and opening into Lindsay’s cabin and deck opening into the engine room. You can also see the fairing work in progress on the hull to deck join
Cockpit and salon roof with hatches installed
Port side of the cockpit with hatch open in master cabin roof. Stanchions and lifelines have also been installed along the deck
Salon forward bulkhead. Lithium batteries and air conditioning units in place
24VDC electrical distribution panel in salon
Salon roof and windows. You can see the inside attachment bolts for the jib track
This view also shows the mounting bolts for the winch mounted beside the mast base
Master cabin closet
Companionway showing inside attachment of the chainplate, which is the attachment point for the stay that holds up the mast
Hull to deck joint is now glassed over
Chainplate on the other side
Gavin’s cabin – starboard forward
Lindsay’s cabin – starboard aft
Self tacking jib traveler track
Jib track and winch. This winch handles headsail halyards and leech reef lines.