The BIG Sailboat Project
TBSBP - EP9: Finishing 4 (HD)
Season 2, Episode 4 • 26m
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 building the bow pulpit while Gina works on the diesel engine’s exhaust system. With welding completed on the boat exterior, they sandblast the topsides then apply a two-part epoxy paint and a non-skid coating to the decks then mount covers, hatches. fittings, handrails, and the electric anchor windlass. Next, they sandblast, fare and paint the hull. Then its onto installing the Lexan pilot house windows and port lights, deck sail tracks, finishing up the radar arch, attaching the deck stanchions, and completing the bowsprit. For the arch, Sandra engineers an adjustable radar mount, adds companion way doors to the pilothouse and helps Gina install the water tanks, spray foam insulation and panel the pilothouse interior, and install four 8-D batteries. The episodes concludes with Sandra completing her first carpentry project, cabin exit ladders.
Up Next in Season 2: Finishing & Sea Trials
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...
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.