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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Week Two Of the Fit Out

I thought as a few things had been happening with Hadar's fit out this week I would give you another update. The boatmans cabin is coming along a treat.

Having done the floor and part way up the gunwales, Tongue and Groove was then fitted to the wall of the cabin, and a hole for the port hole was cut out.Then the lining out of the other wall began with hardboard, to this the bed and cupboard will be fitted, and there are of course wires dangling ready for connecting up when the time comes.It has actually got exciting seeing her boatmans cabin begin to come to life.The Hardwood Step went in and it really is a solid piece of wood. I have no idea what sort of hardwood it is, but it looks the part anyway and will definately see alot of footprints on it over the years to come.See what I mean, it is a substantial piece of wood.

The ceiling has been panelled out with tongue and grove timber. The bulls eye and mushroom vent holes have been cut out and holes for the lighting wires have also be cut out ready to take the lighting wen the time comes.The beginings of the boatmans cabin cupboard shell have gone in. So a very busy week with the fit out. Both Keith and I really enjoy taking in all that is going on, we will definately know where every wire and screw is by the end of this journey.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

First Week Of the fit out.

We have been told by others with boats that when having a boat built, the fit out always seems to be the slowest part of the whole build. Well we will let you know if we agree now that the fit out has begun LOL.
For us the process of the fit out began this week, after discussions with Roger our builder about where the electrics were going, he began with the electrical wiring in the boatmans cabin, the pipework went onto the cooling tanks, and the timber work began in the boatmans cabin with the flooring and walls.
It is important at this point in the fit out to make sure all the wiring is in the right place, because once the walls and bulkheads go up it is difficult to change the wiring without taking it all down again, so along with Roger we are making sure everything is right from the start. Thats where being near the boat yard is a real help because we are on hand if Roger needs to know anything.Whilst we were out on Friday the flooring went down in the galley, bathroom and utility area. It is really quite exciting seeing her come together already. I hope that you enjoy following the fit out with us and for those looking in who are thinking of having a boat built, it gives you an idea as to what goes on and what you can possibly expect.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Hadar's Fit Out

Hiya welcome back, there have been a few weeks of nothing happening on Hadar. Keith and I took off to go cruising our way up onto the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, we then paid a visit to the Shackerstone Festival Weekend after a couple of days back in Stone. You can read about our exploits on Life Afloat. We are now back at our mooring in Stone and Hadar's fit out has begun, so remember to keep our blog diary on your desk top to keep up to date with a blow by blow account of things as they happen. Because fit outs can be slow I will do an update probably every couple of weeks depending on whats happening, so don't get disheartened if nothing appears, it just means nothings happening right now LOL.
At the moment Roger is working on the wiring and putting the floor in the boatmans cabin, we will take photos, so you can see her in her naked state so to speak.
Keep you posted, Happy Cruising.