Saturday, 2 June 2012

Boarding out the back cabin and engine room.

The back cabin is lined almost completely with T and G softwood boarding which to hold it solidly and reduce shrinking and warpage, is screwed and glued to the battening on the knees.
This is the port side showing in the foreground the stove collar in the roof and no boarding in this area of the cabin side as it will be lined with fireboard and tiled.

The boards have been fitted by Dave  and I have subsequently followed him along applying filler over the countersunk screw heads, rubbing down, then applying white knotting over the knots (where else?)
The filling of the screw heads was a bit problematical at first due to the very hot weather making the filler go off too quickly (getting the proportions exact in small mixes is tricky) and my lack of technique. Eventually the temperature dropped and I got good enough to meet Dave's standards. Even some  which will eventually hidden in cupboards were initially rejected and needed further attention.

In the back cabin, to allow low level ventilation from a high level vent, a section of foam is put on more thinly thus producing a downward ventilation path behind the lining boards. This is between two knees on each side.

Below is the boarding in the starboard back cabin side.

In the two photos below Dave is boarding the engine room roof and cabin side respectively.
In the roof the boards conveniently reach the engine room front bulkhead.

The photos below show the back cabin with it's first coat of primer.

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