The part I’ve most been looking forward to for sure. I’ve been keen to fit a sea toilet from the get go, as I’ve little motivation for a bucket. They are really very compact and only 4kg. I got one and test fitted it in the forward compartment. It certainly fits under the boarding for the bed. I need some more 9mm marine ply then I’ll cut out the covering. I’ll make a few slats that are easy to remove with a cushion system also easy to move aside when needed. Even seems to be enough head room when on the throne. Phew!
Cockpit sheets from the kit are brilliant and little little fettling to get into place. I’m making two locker lids and will have a couple storage openings. more to come on that. What I will say is the cockpit feels much bigger than I expected. Lots of room for 4 people.
The inside in the main cabin is roomy as well, not lots of headroom, but enough to sit comfortably. I have copied Dan’s idea of nav station cut out for feet. A great idea, I’m glad I saw that on his blog. It is all very rough cut at the moment. I have the electrical panel to make up before committing much more. Not sure exactly where to locate that yet. Batteries are going under the bunks, one each side. Campervan sink ordered with pump from 10l bottle. Jetboil and gimball ordered for cooking. Once I have those I can commit to the galley layout.
I have gone for Gebo hatches, they should arrive soon and I can get going with the bulkhead cutout and companionway cut out. Feeling more confident I’ll be ready for after easter now if the sails and rigging are available.
Glued in the chain plate backers and glassed in the keel timbers, a bit overkill but at the time I was putting the batteries between them. Since changed that.
Front crash box installed and glassed in. Confident that can take a significant hit now.