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Old 03-09-2015, 13:02   #31
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Re: The Pingmobile splashed today!

Focsle as good as done.... just need to insulate inside lockers and put locker doors back on.

....... job list shrinking....
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Old 03-09-2015, 13:15   #32
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Re: The Pingmobile splashed today!

It looks much nicer in the forward cabin.

The breakfast (in an earlier photo) looked good too.

Keep up the good work.
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Old 03-09-2015, 13:24   #33
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Re: The Pingmobile splashed today!

Thanks Steady,
its a storage space ( sails, dinghies) rather than living quarters so utilitarian rather than fancy. Toying with putting that charcoal coloured material over the foil backed foam on the ships side......
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Re: The Pingmobile splashed today!

What follows is written in a friendly tone, and with respect for your experience at sea and with your boat. I am only offering the response because you are in the mode of changing the looks of your boat. What follows is just an opinion, and based on "what I would do" kind of thinking. If I were there, I would offer it as a friendly comment along with a glass of ale, to a friend who I respect.

I like the use of the aluminized foam for insulation, and have used similar when backpacking. That and "Reflectix" (the tiny silver mylar bubble wrap stuff) have proven very effective to me at keeping the cold away from my body.

Your choice to improve the space should pay off, in case anyone has to sleep up there in the future or later if you decide to sell.

As for the dark gray carpet?
Of course it is a matter of personal choice. Butůif it were me, I would keep the colors of any surfaces there light in color/tone. I have spent a lot of time looking at hundreds thousands of boats this past year, and the usual "dark cave" look is not as appealing to me as the "white and bright" look I see on some traditional (wood) boats that have a high gloss white painted wood bulkheads and interior spaces. Those spaces, including the forward cabins, look MUCH nicer (to me) when they are white and the sunlight coming from the portlights or hatch light them up naturally. So, my choice would be "lighter, rather than darker" tones (or colors) in that area, whether used for sleeping or storage. Since some of the area is already finished in gray, I am not suggesting you take that down, but since you are considering additional gray, I would go with lighter tone.

Given that the space may see wet sail bags and wet dinghy (or gear), I also think a smooth, nonporous surface (not fabric or carpet) would make easier cleaning and less chance for dirt and organics or mold/mildew to get entrenched and easier to spot black or dark mildew in order to clean it.

I will post a couple of photos to show you what I like in some of the boats I have seen, and these are two of my favorites for the typical size (about 40 ft LOA) Vberth.

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Re: The Pingmobile splashed today!

The price is right for the grey stuff... ie free

It did look quite nice up there once upon a time.... the 'before' shots I posted here were after I had stripped out the space.

Previously and as built there was foam backed cream coloured vinyl throughout.... ended up ( 29 years) very grubby looking.

I agree the grey would make it pretty dark.... I think I will stick with the foil... a bit utilitarian looking but it works.

It (foil backed foam) is what I have on the ship's side in the Captain's Stateroom... warm beats looks every time but it doesn't look to bad as only a small area is visible under the lockers and most of what you see is the cream deckhead and varnished lockers. Would be the same in the focsle if there was bedding there...maybe 12" of foil visible.

No photos of that...two things you never allow in a bedroom...rope..and a camera....

So you will have to make do with the galley.... thats not water but epoxy runs in the first shot... deck repairs in way of midships cleat....

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Re: The Pingmobile splashed today!

I like the silver in the lockers.
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Re: The Pingmobile splashed today!

Just catching up on all the fun after being away for a bit....

Congrats Pingster... She looks fantastic !
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