Wednesday, December 11, 2013

September: Building a Cold-Molded Custom Designed 20 Foot Catboat

September 2013: The Cabin
Seth mocked up the cockpit (hence the notes for the owners who were still away). But you get the general idea: this will be an incredible cockpit with plenty of room for company. The Mastervolt Ultra 3.5 will be located below the sole eliminating the need for an engine box. The water tanks (bladders) will be located just aft of the bridge deck, which houses the Honda generator and Lithium Ion batteries.

 The photo sequence (above) shows Seth and Brian gluing up the coaming. We made it out of three layers of 6 mm Okume ply, giving us a 3/4" coaming. The carlins and deck beams add plenty of strength to the overall stiffness of the glue-up.
Now the cabin house beams get fitted. But first the ledge or carlin, which you can see by looking at the roundness of the house will not be a quick job.

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