The BIG Sailboat Project
TBSBP - Ep4: Closing up the Hull
Season 1, Episode 4 • 21m
With the poop deck frames inplace, Sandra and Gina secure the deck plate, and cut out and install the metal aft bulkhead. Taking advantage of a rare winter warm spell they attach the cabin side plates and install the pilot house frames, cabin rooftop and cockpit frames. When spring finally arrives, they pull back the tarp and add split pipe to round off the pilot house and cabin side edges. Then they proceed with the cabin top and pilot house roof, decide on the best design for steps up to the poop deck, and use more split pipe to round off the cockpit coaming--no sharp lines for this yacht! The episode concludes with adjusting the transom to fit an unplanned curved swim platform and remembering to lower the engine below before closing up the hull.
Up Next in Season 1 - Construction: Keel to Enclosed Vessel
TBSBP - Ep5: Ready for Finishing
Sandra and Gina take a break for a week-long CYA cruise and learn course in Vancouver. The experience motivates them to get their boat in the water. On their return, they tackle fabricating the swim platform not included in the plans. All the skills they've acquired pay off in a beautiful, seamle...