More fitting out – and symmetry

Just a quick note, the last week or so have been dedicated to the building of the cabin on Befur, and the first stages of internal fit-out.

This has involved the fitting of the cabin sides (as seen in the last post’s pictures), and the fitting of internal bulkheads, (e.g. the walls of the loo and heads for the bunks.) This has involved more “spilling” to get the shapes from the hull for cutting of the bulkheads (a remarkably accurate process) and fitting these too the hull using epoxy filets.

The spilled template for the port bunk head.

The spilled template for the port bunk head.

This picture below show the spilling template for the port bunk head being created. This involves fixing a piece of hardboard or scrap wood roughly in place, and then using a short “spilling stick” to locate the hull surface in multiple places round the template, and then marking the location of the stick on the template. Then the template is placed on the actual bulkhead material and the stick located on the various markings, and dots then drawn onto the material from the head of the spilling stick – then it’s just “join the dots” and cut out.

Surprisingly Accurate

The next pictures, shows the port and starboard bunk heads, after they have been cut out and coated with epoxy (to seal the ply against changing humidity and damp). What is surprising (to me at least) is that the two sides of the boat are reasonably symmetric (within a few mm) – quite satisfying 🙂

The port and starboard bunk headboards proving the hull is fairly symmetric !

The port and starboard bunk headboards proving the hull is fairly symmetric !

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