Sunday, 4 May 2014

Winter Projects 2013/14 - A winter to remember!

If we weren't  looking forward to going south before this winter began we are now! 2013/14 was a winter to remember, relentless cold and more snow that we've seen in years. We had our dream to keep us warm...well that and working on our winter projects...

Paul Built a new fold out cockpit table:

Refinished the pilot house wheel:

Refinished the pilot house dinning table:

Paul creating a very unique bi-fold companionway door:

Finished and ready to be installed:

Bankers chair - becomes a captains chair (nice work Paul)

Chair swivels, lowers to the nav. station or raises up to helm from the pilot house.

Before it got too cold we did get a start on redesigning the nav. station. 

Brass lights after years of exposure to salt air:

The brass finish was well beyond polishing so all lights were dismantled and each piece sprayed with an antique bronze Krylon paint.

Lights are reassembled:

and converted from incandescent to LED:

 Shell patterned fabric purchased from St Thomas Canvas used to make curtains for the aft-cabin and folding blinds for the 6 ports forward:

As at todays posting we are hopeful that the weather improves enough to remove the shrink wrap and to go work "on" RKalliste!

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