Sunday, 8 June 2014

First Fitting

Otherwise known as "offering it up to the unit"!

Having laminated the dog house inside and out it was time to see how it looked on top of the old sliding hatch position...

...not too bad, a little daylight between the edges and the coach roof but nothing that cannot be trimmed to fit.

It's good and stiff too, I can stand on the forward section and once it's tabbed to the deck the whole piece will be solid.

The Lewmar hatch is reasonably well recessed without reducing internal volume too much and it can be opened fully without interfering with the dog house whilst still providing some protection from spray, rain and waves etc.

Then comes the internal stowage issue...

... I have more watertight stowage containers than pictured but there is enough here to get a clearer picture in my mind of the internal layout and it's potential.

There is more than enough curved laminate to make the internal corners of the main stowage areas, on port and starboard, immediately aft the main bulkhead. The square flare containers will sit against the bulkhead to minimise the "shifting about" whilst at sea.

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