The BIG Sailboat Project
TBSBP - Ep6: Finishing Begins (HD)
Season 2, Episode 1 • 26m
Sandra builds winch mounts out of scrap steel pipe for the large, Lewmar 55 main winches and finishes off the back of the pilot house. Sandra builds and installs the fuel tanks, and makes chain plates. They weld up a metal door frame for the forward sail locker bulkhead and install two more cabin bulkheads. And they finalize and test the experimental internal engine keel cooler system.
Up Next in Season 2: Finishing & Sea Trials
TBSBP - Ep7: Finishing 2 (HD)
Down below, Sandra and Gina start the first woodworking project-a large wooden bulkhead in the center of the boat, add stand pipes through the hull bottom for the main cockpit drains, test and install hull transducers confined inside a watertight box, add fittings to the waste holding tank and st...
TBSBP - Ep8: Finishing 3 (HD)
On deck, Sandra builds the hatch frames, hinges, and dogs to batten them down, then adds the Lexan lenses. She builds and installs several mushroom vents into the deck for ventilation, attaches safety hooks for harnesses in foul weather, cuts out the hole for the mast and adds parallel bung rails...
TBSBP - EP9: Finishing 4 (HD)
Sandra builds the cockpit steering station and adds more deck vents including a chimney for the diesel cabin heater. Next she and Gina fabricate the transom radar arch from steel tubing, add mounts for hand rail and life line stanchions, and hawse holes for mooring lines. Next Sandra starts build...