Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Preparation

     There is so much more to creating an aesthetic cabin top than you might think. When I first saw our boat I loved the lines of the hull and the overall effect that a schooner seems to have. Jake opened my eyes to see more.

     Our cabin top originally was built of vertical planks and once pointed out to me I realized they were in fact quite unsightly and did the boat no justice whatsoever. The other thing to take into consideration is what is called the sheer. If you look at the boat from the side it is not a straight line from bow to stern, there is in fact a dip and this is called the sheer. The cabin top itself should follow the sheer of the boat to create smooth lines.  Both of these reasons along with a couple of others were enough for us to decide the cabin top had to be replaced.
  In the above picture the boat is being prepared for the construction of the new cabin top. The vertical planking that is in place allows for the shipwrights to create a template with the appropriate sheer for the boat.

2 Comments:

Rosie's Whimsy said...

What an absolutely amazing thing you are doing! I will have to tell Hubby about this when he gets home. He would love to live your dream as well!

Chrisy said...

...hope ue weatherin the refurbishment okay...

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