Hello Everybody! It has been a while since our last post! Our major boat projects are completed and we have been sailing. We have crossed the Atlantic Ocean to the Azores. As we travel, we are thinking about how to generate new website content going forward. We have a backlog of project posts that need to be completed, and some new ideas. We are excited to be sailing and exploring, and we look forward to sharing ideas and experiences. If you have any ideas or feedback, please let us know!
The bucket sink is versatile and moveable. In Dawn Treader, the first location was below the companionway.
Original sink and galley
Original alcohol stove was below counter hatch
Original location of new bucket sink, alcohol stove removed, Atom stove in place
After altering our companionway and building a new water tank, we got to work on the galley. We created 3 storage sections (where there was one) with watertight bulkheads.
Original hatch size
Wide open single compartment
Cutting out a little more countertop
Dry fit of bucket sink
Nice and clean, ready for hatch covers
Our simple galley design has made its everyday use clean, easy, and fun.
Painted countertop (Interlux Perfection). Open hatch, empty space for bucket
Closed hatch with faucet
Sink (giant salad bowl) in place
Water filter and foot pump
Finished galley with Atom stove by James Baldwin
Moka pot and Ed Hose art!
Curry! We painted our table too!
200 hours later, we finished the water tank! Parts 1 (Building an Integral Water Tank) and 2 combined for a rewarding job; now we have double the water capacity (65 gallons), more storage, and an easy to clean cabin sole.
Installing 3 inspection ports
Using an angle grinder to recess the inspection port to stand less proud
Brew coat on the bottom of the sole/tank top
Brew coat (second coat)
Third and last coat
After finishing the brew coat (a food grade epoxy coating), we prepared to epoxy the forward sole section and the main cabin sole/tank top into position. We applied epoxy to the tops of the flange from the old cabin sole, and to the new floors and baffles in the water tank.
Forward sole, to be glued down first
Forward sole section (future storage) with epoxy
Sole/tank top glued in! Filler pieces showing
Fairing/sealing tank top in
Aft plumbing for vent and supply
Bilge side plumbing: vent and supply
FInished border paint (interlux epoxy primekote), also cream color interlux perfection with non skid
We finished the project by filling and painting the border of our new sole. Our water system works great! Check out our galley post to see our bucket sink, foot pump, and water filter.