Sitting here trying to make å plan for the rebuild
. For now the plan is:
1 - Install the new motor, the motor is a new 15 hp diesel
, with a gear
and fresh water cooling
. This will need to be an early activity since I'm not sure if I will need to modify some bulkheads to get it into the boat.
2 - Insulate the boat with 10mm closed cell sleeping pad "insulation". Plan is to bye say 10 sleeping pads (at around $10 a piece) and some white vinyl floor on top of that again. Have also considered using a little bit more fancy vinyl in the forward cabin
. (see picture 1). Not 100% sure what glue I will use, but I will figure something out.
3 - Install windows - This is a bit tricky. I have purchased and cut out windows in clear lexan
plates. My original plan was to bolt them in place, end of story. My thinking now is that this will maybe not be so super nice, and maybe not so super strong either, and maybe it will even leak. Maybe if I used some metal beams on the inside, it might be stronger at least. I would like darker windows, but hope this can be fixed with some foil on the outside. So for the time being I´m not 100% sure about how I will install windows.
4 - Install bulkheads - I have already purchased new laminate for the bulkheads, with teak
in the last layer on each side. However, now I'm thinking it will be better to use the original bulkheads, and just paint
everything white, with just some trim pieces in teak
. It will be easier to make, look just as good, and be easier to maintain. My sheets
of teak plywood
I think I will sell again, unless I can find some use for them in the build. Do not plan to increase strength in any of the bulkheads, since I generally don't sail very hard, and It also seems like they are strong enough. Glassing in the bulkhead under the mast
has occurred to me though, since I have weakened the structure hear by putting in forward facing windows.
5 - Install gally - Currently I'm not the owner of an propane
owen for my galley
, so I will just install my propane
burner, that came with the boat, and buy an owen later, if this project is a success. For now I will buy a relatively large countertop plate (see picture 2), it costs around $110, its made from glued pine pieces. On top of this I will install a relatively normal sink, my propane cooktop and an access hatch
for my propane cooler. Depending on how I install the cooler, it will leave my with plenty of space preparing good food
. The details of how my tally will be is not yet clear, but its many months before we will be at that stage.
Also I'm trying to think out ways to install the electric-, propane-, diesel- and water-distribution system in an easy way, and at an appropriate time in the project.
Schedule wise I'm planning for the boat to be on the water
in march next year.