Week 42: Deconstructing Whinge Covers

We haven’t taken very many things apart lately, and certainly not whinge covers.  What you may ask is a whinge cover?  Not sure, since the term came up one morning at breakfast as a mishearing of winch.  Before Gypsy was painted, she had red canvas.  We had someone local make the winch covers, as a an update to her look, it is time to make new ones.  These are more complicated than the Sailrite winch covers, so Nina took them apart to see how they were made.  She got as far as making paper patterns and then ran into the what color should they be question.  We had a piece of yellow Sunbrella.  Totally wrong yellow for the new paint.  Navy works, but there isn’t enough to do more than one or two (out of five) and we’re not quite sure which blue it really is, because it was leftover fabric from a friend.

One of the old winch covers.
One of the old winch covers.  There was a cuff inside to hold it on the winch, and velcro to snug it on the bottom.  The slit can be lined up for the sheet wrapped around the winch.

Meanwhile, work continued on the galley.  Bill worked on templates while Nina added bondo fillets to the settee upright bulkheads.

Galley templates stacked up ready to take home.
Galley templates stacked up ready to take home.  We’re using 12 mm marine plywood to make the final pieces.
Bill dry fitting the icebox bulkhead.
Bill dry fitting the icebox bulkhead.
Dry fitting the partial bulkhead for the icebox bulkhead.
Dry fitting the partial bulkhead for the icebox bulkhead. The pantry floor will sit on the top flat edge of the bulkhead.
All the pieces in place before gluing it all together.
Bill aligning the icebox bulkhead.  The bulkhead is being built as two pieces so we can still have easy access to the pantry behind to install shelves.  Once those are in place, the full bulkhead will be attached to the partial with epoxy and then tabbed into place.
Epoxied icebox and pantry structure.
Epoxied icebox and pantry structure.
Icebox box.
Icebox box. It fits!

First thing up next weekend, tabbing in those settee uprights.  The fiberglass is cut and ready to go.  Not enough time in the weekend.  Whinging.

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