Oh, and stuff the rest of our Stuff onto Viking Star.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
This week have been focusing on the inside of Viking Star. Specifically: we ordered a couple of sheets of Formica and are replacing the counter tops, plus new tops in the aft cabin. The pattern Kristi picked out looks very nice against the varnished Mahogany. Am about 2/3 completed with this project, just need to finish up some banding on the main table, make fiddle rails for almost all, and do the forward head.
Have also been cutting, and now painting drawers to fit into the cabinet frames I made last summer. To date we have just been using them as shelves, drawers will make them much more efficient in their ability to hold stuff. Made up 12 drawers. It takes about 3 hours to put one coat of paint on them, and I hope to do the last coat on tomorrow. Then give them a good solid 2 weeks to harden up before we start using them.
Am about to finish up on the design of the anchor platform, and the welder says he might be able to get started on it in two weeks. Need to replace the seals in the Windlass, as well as paint it. Then ‘just’ the matter of installing it all back together!
This weekend Kristi and I are going to the Seattle Boat Show. Based on the really poor Portland boat show (it was like walking through one of those movies where everyone was taken by aliens, and just the things were left…) not sure what to expect. But we still need to get immersion suites and a life raft. Then I am off to San Jose for the week to make some $ (Got to pay for this stuff somehow).
And final, we ordered the cork flooring to use on the soles. This will take about 6 more weeks to come in, so figure the 1st part of April will be Cork Weeks!
And well, that should be about it for stuff that NEEDS to get done before we leave. Oh, and perhaps a couple of doors for the aft cabin: Cabin door, and head door J
And does anyone know where I can get a Metric hose barb? M10-1.25 --> 10m hose? Tuff to do here in the states it seems...