DECKHOUSE

ORIGINAL COMPANIONWAY
ORIGINAL COMPANIONWAY

A narrow companionway to forward cabins from the deckhouse made the galley feel dark and cut off. Removing the port side bulkhead and dinette headliner made sense.

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DOORS REMOVED
DOORS REMOVED

The four folding doors that closed off the main cabin are taken to my basement shop for refinishing.

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GUTTING THE INTERIOR
GUTTING THE INTERIOR

Just about everything goes. The headliner was made up of huge sheets of 3/4" homosote - perfect for attracting and maintaining moisture.

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FIRST BLOOD
FIRST BLOOD

Cutting an opening between the cabins is underway. Looks better already!

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REBUILD BEGINS
REBUILD BEGINS

Sections of the bulkhead were removed on both sides of the companionway to yield the most space and light.

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STRIPPING THE CABIN
STRIPPING THE CABIN

FLYING CLOUD, a fully restored bridgedeck cruiser moored next to GRETA, is motivation to keep sanding.

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WINDOW TRACKS REPLACED
WINDOW TRACKS REPLACED

All the windows leaked. Tracks were pulled and new ones installed.

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ROT CAUGHT JUST IN TIME
ROT CAUGHT JUST IN TIME

Weep holes in window frames were clogged for some time. Thankfully, cabin sides escaped dry rot issues and could be salvaged.

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ALASKAN WEATHER WINS
ALASKAN WEATHER WINS

A pile of Alaskan charts fell apart in my hands when cleaning out the chart locker after purchase. I wonder why...

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COMPLETE REWIRE
COMPLETE REWIRE

Insulation crumbled in my hands and a complete rewire was required. We now have new Gewiss lighting throughout and a 2,000 watt inverter.

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HONDURAN MAHOGANY
HONDURAN MAHOGANY

These deckhouse sides fared extremely well and only needed sanding and a few coats of varnish to be revived.

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CABIN TOP REINFORCEMENT
CABIN TOP REINFORCEMENT

Beams get bracing to handle added flybridge weight.

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CABIN TOP
CABIN TOP

All surfaces get a coat of bilge coat gray.

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CENTER PLANK ADDED
CENTER PLANK ADDED

To make removing headliners easier in the future, we installed a center board to allow reducing the size of the headliner panels. Then, covered the panel seams with Honduran beam soles.

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ARM REST & CUP HOLDER
ARM REST & CUP HOLDER

Having something to lean on can make crossings much more comfortable. This arm rest doubles as a cup holder.

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FINISHED AND FURNISHED
FINISHED AND FURNISHED

Carpet was replaced and functional furniture selected to round things out.

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VIEW AFT FROM GALLEY
VIEW AFT FROM GALLEY

With deckhouse doors open, the living area is extended to over 20' long.

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ENTRANCE FROM COCKPIT
ENTRANCE FROM COCKPIT

A new mahogany ladder to the flybridge blends with deckhouse interior.

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