Week 43 & 44: It takes two weeks worth of fun to make one post

You should never skip a week when you are blogging. The main reason for this is it is really hard to remember back two weeks, two days is hard enough. So apologies for taking a week off from the blog, but we kept on working on Gypsy.

We started by tabbing in the settee backrest bulkheads and the refrigerator and pantry floor and bulkhead. This was followed by making all of the cleats to locate the plywood faces of the settee backrests and the shelves in them. This sounds easy but it involves cutting lots of pieces of wood, and the shelves required a fair amount of thinking about how they would work. We even brought camera bags, wine bottles and plastic containers down to try out storage ideas and to see how things would fit.

Cleats for the shelves and the face of the settee backs.
Cleats for the shelves and the face of the settee backs.
Bill installing cleats.
Bill installing cleats.

Once the cleats were done and before we got everything gooped with epoxy we made the templates for the plywood fronts. We removed all of the cleats and sanded away any paint that was in the way. All of the cleats went back in one last time, epoxied in place.

Template for the plywood face.
Template for the plywood face.
Cleats are glued in.
Cleats are glued in.

It has gotten cold in Portland and with the temperatures in the mid 40s it was taxing our space heater to keep the boat warm while we worked and the epoxy cured. We will have to start looking at projects that do not need warm temperatures for the next couple of months.

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