|Pilothouse sides, windows roughed in|
Slightly warmer temps have us back at outdoor work.
One of our favorite parts of boatbuilding is getting to the window cutouts. They transform a valley into a vista with a puff of sawdust. Our imaginations are taxed at a lower bracket, and we can practically see beyond our shed walls and across water.
|Note the hole cut is a skosh offset from framing |
to avoid damage.
But we're not. It's durn hard to see what we're doing for fine starts and stops, so we bail a bit short and clean up by hand.
BTW, this is a Mora knife. I prefer their laminated blades, but they're no longer dirt cheap. Their non-laminated, stainless blades are still great and can be found for under $10!
Once all are complete, it's ready to sand and finish before the plexi-glass gets installed.
These will be sliding windows, maybe with a double-glazed panels. Down in the forward cabins, they'll be double paned and fixed.
Growing up, Anke was never allowed to sit on the family's kitchen counters. So naturally, sitting on the counters is an integral part of our pilothouse/galley view.
From here, we get a 360deg view and a vantage forward, over the mid-deck. We'll be installing the primitive, remote steering system from SLACKTIDE. It works well enough that we only have to leave shelter if setting or reefing sail. Mostly, we hope she sails herself.
Meanwhile, we sit on our counters, looking out our windows, the green world flowing by...