Monday, September 28, 2009

Magic Companionway Hood

I guess I should be satisfied with the fit of the companionway hood. It was a little stiff so I sprayed some waterproof, odorless lubricant and now it slides open just by gravity. The companionway sea hood has 4 coats of varnish but on inspection you can probably spot some areas that I scuffed or scratched during installation. This was not unexpected and I will put the final finish coat on once all the hardware is installed.

Topsides painting is now complete and the rubrails need to be varnished. The mast and spars also need a couple more coats of varnish but I am now ready to start installing all the hardware and rigging. There are a few small spots of the white that I want to touch up but as with the companionway hood I thought it would be more efficient to wait and see what kind of damage I do to the paint drilling all the holes for the sailing hardware.

As you can see I have not painted the cockpit deck with the non-skid Interdeck yet. You are not supposed to walk on it for a couple of days so I will wait until I have most of the hardware installed.
I am more optimistic about a mid-October launch for my Pocketship and am now curious if mine will officially be the first Pocketship to be christened since the prototype Pocketship was launched.


John C said...

Awesome work. Congrats on a beautiful boat and a greta launch.Wuld love some photos of the interior. I built a PMD from CLC two years ago. I have been following yout blog foor about two months. Can't wait for the next installment.

Dave C. said...

As you probably know from the blog the boat has been put to sleep for the long winter so no interior pictures until spring. The teak hardwood floorboards did turn out nice but I am not completely satisfied with the durability of the painted interior so I will probably put in a cabin hull liner (See this link, )
I also want to install some shelving/storage to finish things off a bit more. I promise pictures when done.

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- Johnson