FAQ, Part 2

This is a continuation of the previous post of Frequently Asked Questions about the Gyrfalcon.

What’s up with the roofs and the deck?  The coachhouse and pilothouse roofs have been primed and sanded.  Next is a coat of nonskid.  The mahogany railing is on around the coachhouse roof, and has also been primed and sanded.  Next up is one more coat of sanding primer, and then the finish coat in cranberry. 

Rail and caprail on coach house roof - primed

Rail and caprail on coach house roof – primed

Once the boat is waterproof, the plastic cocoon can come off.

The deck boards have been fastened down.  The nails that held the deck were reset, and in some places additional nails were driven. The area between the boards was opened up with a router and the caulk was checked or fixed.

Routing between the planks

Routing between the planks

580 tubes of Sikaflex marine caulking were injected into the spaces.  For reasons that are still unclear to us, they bought it small tubes.

One tube of Sikaflex

One tube of Sikaflex

 

 

 

 

 

 

580 tubes of Sikaflex

580 tubes of Sikaflex

They used this machine that, in 3 motions, used up an entire tube of caulk. After the caulk dried a bit, the decks were planed down, and then sanded. 

Section of with Sikaflex, before planing

Section of with Sikaflex, before planing

Partially planed section of deck

Partially planed section of deck

Deck after sanding

Deck after sanding

Savings from deck planing

Shavings from deck planing

After the caulk thoroughly offgases in a few weeks, the decks will be painted.

 What is the galley like?  The galley is moving right along.  The stove was checked out by Viking, and it’s in good shape.  New cabinets were installed to the right of where the refrigerator will go, for an icemaker (below) and dishes (above).

Icemaker

Icemaker

Another cabinet for a microwave and storage was made for the port side of the stove.

New cabinet for microwave and storage

New cabinet for microwave and storage

The backsplash is stainless steel, the floor will be red marmoleum, and the cabinets will remain formica.  The counter has been ordered—it’s a black composite resin with embedded recycled glass beer bottles from Bend, OR.  Way cool.

Countertop

Countertop

Electrical runs are going in.

Countertop over dishwasher with wires for receptacles

Countertop over dishwasher with wires for receptacles

 

Receptacles on the salon side of the wall

Receptacles on the salon side of the wall

One of the coolest things is what is being called the “warming shelf.”  It’s a wooden shelf that runs the length of the galley between the galley and the salon.

Two halves of warming shelf before installation

Two halves of warming shelf before installation

On the salon side, there will be counter for eating, which will also have outlets to charge USB devices.

Countertop - on the salon side of the wall

Countertop – on the salon side of the wall

Knees to support the countertop

Knees to support the countertop

 

Wall - after it has been finished with formica and receptacles installed

Wall – after it has been finished with formica and receptacles installed. Warming shelf in place on top of wall

And where will you sleep?  Very cool things happening in the master stateroom as well.  Dave has constructed the area for the berth.

Master stateroom before the bed was built

Master stateroom before the bed was built

Bed - looking from the foot to the head.  Nightstand on left, book shelves on right

Bed – looking from the foot to the head. Nightstand on left, book shelves on right

 

Nightstand on starboard side of bed

Nightstand on starboard side of bed

There are built-in nightstands and bookcases above the bed and along the starboard hull.  One thing that has bugged us is what to do with the 2 recesses in the ceiling that were left when the stairway was relocated and a doghouse hatch was eliminated when the salon was extended years ago.  We came up with the idea that we could put valances around the edge and use the spaces as indirect lighting.

That’s the executive summary of what has been happening in the last month or so. We will keep you posted as we get closer to moving onto the Gyr.

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