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Old 04-03-2017, 06:11 AM   #41
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I don't have that problem. I have a Norcold. The sailboat across the anchorage can hear it run.

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It is my understanding that these units use rotary compressors, which is way above my pay grade. But its told to me that this is one of the reasons for the lack of a "beater" noise. One fellow traveler uses a separated cooler box from an Isotherm compressor and has had great results. I know the amperage draw is pretty minimum by comparison to other units I looked at. Heck I looked at the units truckers use. And they draw double in a comparible sizes.
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Old 04-04-2017, 03:07 PM   #42
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One day, I hope to have the time and patience...

Lovely work, keep sharing!!

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Old 04-04-2017, 04:11 PM   #43
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Gorgeous... Very nice work.
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Old 04-04-2017, 07:38 PM   #44
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Gorgeous... Very nice work.
Thanks guys, And Janice, nice webpage..
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Old 04-04-2017, 09:48 PM   #45
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Old 04-10-2017, 06:12 PM   #46
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Well the dinette table is done, short of trimming the exterior borders with mahogany. The leafs will close to allow me to hinge it down between the dinette seats. It will also allow me to fold the one side over when the forward facing seat is it's location. While I did not have any wide Birds Eye Maple wide enough for the main part, I book matched the laminate on a plywood substrate. The hinges are mortised into the ends.
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Old 04-10-2017, 10:36 PM   #47
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I like how your table top folds over. Mine tucks under.

Regarding your dinette bench seats... Aboard Seaweed I have a pair of panels cut into the bench seats for access from the companionway. Of course the main storage area can be reached by moving the cushions and going in from the top.

The forward bench has a stack of tool containers. They are so easy to get to and all my most used items are right there. I go into that locker at least once per day.

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Just something to consider... Yours is turning out so pretty as she is. She's cool!

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I really enjoy watching you master woodworkers do your magic! Beautiful!
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Old 04-11-2017, 06:32 AM   #49
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Thanks folks for the kind words. If I fold down the leafs, I am unable to use the forward seat back in the forward facing area. The leaf would hit the back if I left it open. And I can swap the seat backs without dropping the table down too, with the one side folded over within itself. I also wanted the table to overlap my seat and by belly, so I don't soil my shirt and pants. ;<}

Janice, we have a way of filling up all available compartments for sure. Currently I plan on using the bottom portion of my seats for dry goods for longer ventures. I will have a front loading door installed in the forward end of the forward seat. On the back seat, this will get paper goods and accessed from the head area.

But I plan on creating a shelf under the hinged seat for dining plates and cups, set in dowels. With the back seat cushions installed down to the base and the bottom cushion being just on the hinged area, I will only be bothered by moving one cushion for access.

With the small step up between the seats, this restricts my access height to both areas. But that area also has a small amount of storage after I cut my hatch in that one. Currently my limited and folded charts will be stored down there. I am old school.

Electronic navigation on small screens is okay for current locations. But trip planning for me is done by any and all available paper charts, some pretty old.

I hate it that access to paper charts in most areas have been done away with in most marine chandlers.

And yes I like wood, probably old school too. But its traditional and fitting for the design, in my humble opinion. And its actually easier.
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Old 04-13-2017, 09:50 AM   #50
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Well the wood addict has been at it again. The final mahogany trim, mahogany stain and two coats of clear resin in on. I need to refit the mortises a bit with some extra resin that ran a bit into the mortises so that the seams close up. But the leafs will fold up and the table can fold down. With the table upright, the seat back in the forward facing position will still be a usable table with the one forward hinged leaf folded back within itself, with the limited space between the two dinette seats. The two shots shows how the light and angle will change the surface color, one being inside and one being outside. Cheers.
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Very slick, and beautiful too. You are a craftsman. If that is old school, so be it. It is truly a talent that seems to be disappearing.

Your step/paper chart storage is excellent. I too have an appreciation for the big view a paper chart can provide.

I'm enjoying your journey. This is one heck of a boat, and she's yours. Thank you so much for sharing the pictures. I've learned and appreciate that. The hand hold you built into the corner was pure genius.

Congratulations!
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Old 04-16-2017, 11:16 AM   #52
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Those hand grabs are so functional and really easy to build in place. You can put them just about anywhere and with the wood interior it fits n better than metal grab bars, IMO. I have rough fit SWMBO's fold down reading, ICW chart book table and will work for the lap top. I will also trim the table with the mahogany, but will be sea rails with the rounded corners similar to my dinette table. This is also another piece of Birds Eye, and without the flash light, its really lighter in the similar shade as the other one. All of this lighter woods gives things a more open feeling of course in these smaller and trailer sailed hulls.
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Old 04-25-2017, 02:45 PM   #54
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Thanks Moonfish. I am almost ready to prime all of the upright areas and I am in the process of rigging the sliding tracks for the port side window. This is a fairly slow process with the curved cabin sides, but will get done by adding filler pieces to accomadate the straight tracks.

The slow process of the dinette rigging and rough in is done. I still need to create the support for the table. The passenger table worked out grand.
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Very nice work! Really like the 2 tone color.

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Well things are still moving along. I pulled the boat out of the shed so that I could do some clean up before moving along with some exterior paint work. I put a guide coat on the hull primer so that I could see the areas for fairing for the finish coat, which is the same color.

I did the name boards, which goes over the portlights and have built up the varnish work for that. The number boards are done and awaiting the registration. But they also reflect the detail for the name, a shorebird. We enjoy birding and felt that it was also appropriate to all of the mahogany that was being used too. The overhead inside is juniper planks, 1/3 x 2 3/4 rounded in a similar fashion of T&G. The beams are laminated mahogany. There will be foam core for the top ,skinned and glass for the exterior. Everything is about weight reduction while still being structural.

I will tint down the trunk wood to come a bit closer to matching the cabin wood. I had used what I had for the veneers, which was a version of the true Honduras Mahogany that's being used on the rest of the boat, both outside and inside.

I still need to do the eye brow for the cabin roof top and the overhang on the aft section. But I am pleased with the proportions of the cabin to the hull, which was restricted a bit because of trailering and storage.
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Old 10-09-2017, 01:37 PM   #58
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Great project!!
Any updates?
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