Monday, November 2, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
However, I did start working on the storage situation. I am cutting the plywood sheet under the starboard cabin seat/bunk so I can put most of it on hinges. This will give access from the top of the area by simply removing the seat cushion and swinging the board up. Currently the only access is via two small doors on the front of the seat base. And, you have to get down on your hands and knees to see a bit of the storage area through the doors. This change will make the space under the seat much more usable, and easier to use.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Actually this project was born amidst my very first task, Project Unnumbered (AND HENCEFORTH UNMENTIONED): Replacing all the Head hoses.
When I had to access the pump out hose, behind a wall topped with a single shelf, I discovered that most valuable of all things aboard any ship, EMPTY SPACE!
The first rush of thought following the discovery of SPACE took me from bubbles to balloons, visions of drawers with brass fittings and warm wood, polished beauty dancing in my head like a child's dream of toys and candy. But, after staring at the job while drinking two (not just one) cups of black coffee, the balloon burst, and I realized I could, in the real world, do a cabinet style shelf to get the gallon size bottles of bleach and other necessary evils out from underfoot.
The steps for Project Head Start were something like this:
Step One - Remove the Screws holding the wall in place.
CORRECTION....... Find the wood plugs covering the screws and drill them out.
1-A. Remove the screws, all driven in on impossible angles. Place blood covered screws in a plastic container until cleaned and taped to the bulkhead.
Step Two - Add a First Aid Kit to the Pending Projects List, after locating Peroxide and a band aid.
Step Three - Replace the pump out hose with new Blue Line Sanitary'
Step Four - Install a frame for the new shelf.
Step Five - Make a shelf pattern using cardboard. . .
Then cut and paint the shelf and install with a dollop of wood glue on the frame and two screws.
Step Six - Draw openings on the back of the bulkhead, drill the corners, cut out the openings with a jig saw.
Step Seven - Reinstall the wall using the newly cleaned screws.
Note The Reading Rack - Comforts Of Home
Doors sitting on toilet and trim not on yet. Waiting to install trim work and insert new wood plugs over the screws when all the projects are ready. It seems reasonable to buy and finish all the trim at one shot so all the projects will match (sure they will).