cockpit seats installed

A bunch of sanding still to do, but the seats are installed in the cockpit. Man are they huge! I realize the seat backs will take a good chunk out of the seat depth but they are going to be a great spot for sleeping under the stars.

Before installing the sole in the cockpit I glued a few battens to it’s bottom for stiffening and had planned to do the same with the seats. Unfortunately it slipped my mind and only dawned on me as I was sitting back with a “job well done” reward. Oops. Luckily I can still access the underside of the seats, though I’m not sure they’re required after all.

I’ve also done a bunch of work below deck – building shelving and backs for the benches.

aerial view

A couple of photos have been added to the photoviewer gallery too (they’re at the end so hit the ‘prev’ button if you want to skip to ‘em quicker).

2 Responses

  1. Steve Scalia says:

    August 23, 2005 at 2:01 pm

    She is looking great! Nice progress. Launch next summer?

  2. andrew says:

    August 23, 2005 at 5:43 pm

    Thanks Steve.

    Launch next summer?

    That’s the plan. Short term I’d like to get the deck on before the end of September. That way I’ll be able to use a small heater to do some work on the interior during the fall and next spring.

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