The BIG Sailboat Project
TBSBP - Ep10, Pt. 2 - Final Finish & Launch (HD)
Season 2, Episode 6 • 25m
Part 2 begins with finishing up the wiring including a computer program designed by Sandra that labels and traces circuits throughout the boat. Gina installs three separate electrical panels then tackles the engine hookup. The next big project is the potable water system for the galley and head plus a custom built reverse osmosis water maker. With the carpentry completed, Sandra fabricates the pilot house seats and stow-away seating for the two workstations. Next, she designs foldable dinghy davits that attach to the stern arch and a variety of mounts for other equipment. She even designs and fabricates the mainsheet traveller. With 300 feet of anchor chain stowed, its time for the boat move from Alberta’s interior, across the Rocky mountains, then to Vancouver and the Pacific. While waiting to sell the house, Gina and Sandra work with riggers to fabricate the mast and rig the boat for sea. With the sale of their house, launch day finally arrives followed by sea trials that vindicate their ten years of effort with a truly grand sailing vessel. Part 2 ends with a section on what worked and what didn’t, and Sandra and Gina’s epilogue of the project.
Up Next in Season 2: Finishing & Sea Trials
TBSBP - Launch & Epilogue
Sandra and Gina complete final finishing projects, launch their vessel and take her on sea trials. They review the project and all the skills they've learned over ten years of steel boat building.