Sunday, May 18, 2014

Galley box mockup

Did a quick cardboard mockup of my future galley box. I need to get all the contents before I comitt to wood, so I can decide the final size. Also I need to come up,with a cleaver way of securing it to the boat.



Sunday, May 11, 2014

Tent approaching completion

It has been a bad week for boating, lots of rain and I had to go to Germany for a few days. When I got back Mom had made me two pouches that attach to the turn buttons along the gunwale.

One for bottles

And one with a lid

My plan was to finish the tent today, however it turns out some adjustment will be needed, especially starboard aft where I could not reach the final turn button. I must have been confused when I took the measurements, so now I will have to add some more fabric or cut it back to the next button, whichever will be easier.

All in all I am quite happy with how it turned out.


Inside, will add doors and mosquito netting to the ends.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Full scale tent

My Mother is visiting so it was time to bring out the old Singer and fix the tent. I have not been able to find tent poles so we used high pressure hoses and duct tape as tent hoops, they are a good substitute but I think I will get proper tent poles since they are easier to stow.

Setting up the ridge line and hoops.

The drawing

The first fitting

We sort of made the design up while we stitched it, so there are many modifications needed before it is done, now we call it a day and retire to the Gin & Tonic.

(I have figured out how to fix the picture size.....!!!!)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Another Valpurgis night

This is supposed to be the start of spring, but as usual the coldest day in weeks...