The BIG Sailboat Project
TBSBP - Ep8: Finishing 3 (HD)
Season 2, Episode 3 • 26m
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 to support a crew member when hoisting the main, and adds aft port lights in the transom to let light and air into the rear cabin. Below decks Sandra and Gina install white vinyl paneling to the forward cabin then spray foam insulation in the rear cabin. Next they tackle the most complex construction project yet: fabricating and installing the steering system. This includes the rudder post and support, the rudder itself, the steering ram with its hydraulic pumps and lines for two steering stations, one in the cockpit and one in the pilot house. Finally, Sandra settles on the design for cockpit steering binnacle and begins fabrication.
Up Next in Season 2: Finishing & Sea Trials
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...
TBSBP - Ep10, Pt. 1: Finishing 5 (HD)
In part 1, Sandra starts off by designing and building her desk workstation to accommodate her computer and audio equipment. Gina frames in the seat area in the main saloon, covers the settee cushions, and builds the dinette table. Sandra adds additional storage racks and cubbies then builds all ...
TBSBP - Ep10, Pt. 2 - Final Finish & ...
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 p...