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Sea Knight - Getting Started Top Side


By Osangar - Posted on 24 September 2013

It has been a while since I updated my blog, but we had an absolutely gorgeous summer up here this year and I ended up spending more time with my patient better half and enjoying some great adventures.  After how much time I spent working on the boat last summer I couldn't do that again this summer.  She even came up with the name for the boat, "My Mistress".

I wasn't completely idle though since flipping the boat.  I got my little parking spot cleaned up, back the boat in and got the boat level.

Topside

Cleaned up the top of the hull cutting and planing it down level with the top of the sheers.  Next cut out the carlings and mounted them to the inside of the frames.

Mounting Carlings

Next I need to install the deck frames.

Installing Deck Frames

Installing Deck Frames

There is an optional deck hatch that could be installed but I have elected to not put one on.  I would prefer to have the smooth lines without the interuption of a hatch.  Now to grab the trusty old planer and start shaping the carlings and deck frames to try and bring out those smooth lines I want.

Installing Deck Frames

Dry fitting the plywood so I can get my cut lines.  Please note here that you really need to cut outside the lines when cutting out this deck piece.  The hull shape is a V, so the top of the deck is going to be just a little wider than the bottom of the deck where the line is being drawn onto. Good thing there are fillers out there.  :)

Installing Deck

Installing Deck

Installing Deck

Installing Deck

Before moving on to the next step there is some clean up to do along the edges of the deck to make them flush with the hull and the carlings on the inside.

Attached to the carlings on the inside are the coamings which also make up the lower part of the cabin sides.

Cabin Sides

To finish off the cabin sides I will cut out the top and the front post gluing and screwing them all together.

Cabin Sides

Cabin Sides

Cabin Sides

Then mount the whole thing to the coaming.

Cabin Sides

The bulkheads go on next.

Bulkheads

Bulkheads

This weekend I am hoping to get the rest of the roof installed.  I would really like to be able to finish painting the hull, the top deck, and cabin before it gets too cold up here.  That would allow me to tear down that eyesore of a structure around it and just tarp off the boat itself so I could heat the inside of the boat easier allowing me to do interior work over the winter.

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