This is the continuation of the Thread on "Building Peterson's Schooner "Susan"...this is the 11th separate thread in a continuing series.
Here are the links to previous segments on this thread.... Note.. a few of the threads in the first 4 segments are missing some images because SonyImagestation closed down... and I did not redo the image links. Segment #2 and #3 are particularly missing links.. .. I have a pdf file about 80mb in size (consists of segment #1 thru #6) that I can send you if you send me your email address via pvt message..... I can send it via www.yousendit.com
Thread #1 First thread (Images of "Susan" sister ship and basic parameters...set up of strongback and frames)
Thread segment #8
Thread segment #9
Thread Segment #10
To begin Segment #11... I want to show the cabinet top that Bob built for the engine cover. ...
And now, heres the cabinet top .... very functional.... also straight grain Doug Fir and looks very nice and in sync with the rest of the interior. The last segment show this cabinet without a top....
Here you can see the stern compartment with a bit of the new Ipe floor installed. This stern compartment has a bit more usable room in the stern area compared to the original "Susan" with larger bunks and a very clean installation of engine systems such as water intake etc. Bob also enlarged the cabin in length, width, and height.
Heres a better photo towards the stern showing a better view of the new Ipe floor. Since this Susan will be lighter than the Original in hull weight, the "heavy" Ipe will work well for a bullet proof cabin sole and the weight is not an issue. The Ipe planks will be fastened with bronze #10 screws.
Heres looking forward with the Ipe cabin sole. Note the small cabinet on the left that houses the AC compressor. Behind the cabinet towards the portside hull.... the upper compartment will house a swing out electrical panel, both 12V and 110V... The electrical panels, etc will be set up for very easy access as with the engine.
Sure glad I have my wide angle lens (Nikon 12-24), its helpful for boat interiors... I cannot help but to mention the beautiful Osage ladder steps on the right. Love that Osage Orange...!
Heres a better shot.... I think Bob did a great job on those steps...
To be continued ....