Esper Refit 23 – carpenters finish trim; teak-lid deck boxes

With the non-skid down the entire deck is now covered in 70s-pattered vinyl for protection. The remaining areas of Awlcraft have been buffed and polished, which means the painters have almost finished.

Meanwhile, down below, three carpenters and two varnishers are cracking on with the cupboards, trim, floorboards and finally, the saloon table, which has a rather cool design feature. The swimming platform has to be sent to Hat Yai in order for it to be bent.

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The painters have pretty much finished and cover the decks in vinyl, whilst the carpenters and varnishers get cosy down below. Pong, meanwhile, begins some magic on the saloon table.

Saloon Table – A Unique Design

Something we haven’t covered either in the video or on the blog, is our new saloon table. We’ve been discussing and debating all sorts of options. The old one was big, cumbersome and used up a lot of space, and since we now have our own areas to work on our computers (i.e. the chart table for me and Liz’s Boffice for Liz), we considered removing the table altogether. Then we considered having just a small coffee table. In the end we combined the two ideas and so Pong has start to work on Un’s design, based on our specification, with a larger top table and a smaller coffee table underneath. It’ll make sense once you see it in action in a future video clip.

Saloon table - the larger 'upper' table with corners

Saloon table – the larger ‘upper’ table with corners

Saloon table and integral coffee table

Saloon table and integral coffee table

Those Deck Boxes

Just thought you might want a quick peek at those deck boxes, now sprayed and with their lids fitted.

Deck boxes with fitted lids and teak planking for seats

Deck boxes with fitted lids and teak planking for seats

Interior Shots

We explained how the workers have been cracking along in the interior, so here’s a quick photo-catch up of their work.

Forepeak showing floor detail

Forepeak showing floor detail

That Wilson Art super-thick (8mm) laminate, fitted on the engine cover

That Wilson Art super-thick (8mm) laminate, fitted on the engine cover

Wilson Art on the heads floor (and on the doors). Not quite fitted properly, but you get the picture

Wilson Art on the heads floor (and on the doors). Not quite fitted properly, but you get the picture

What’s Next?

Really looking forward to seeing that saloon table take shape!





2 Comments on “Esper Refit 23 – carpenters finish trim; teak-lid deck boxes”

  1. Sam Young

    Jamie says at the conclusion of this weeks video he “can’t wait to return to help with the end of the project”… Following week by week I can not imagine how excited you both are about the “end of the project” – I (as a simple weekly viewer) can not wait to see your lovely new and shiny boat descending back into the water! But I imagine it will also be sad to say goodbye to such an amazing team of workers. Love the vodcast – keep up the good work!

  2. Tony

    Yes, kudos to Liz once AGAIN! Keep at it and we’ll toast you once again Liz with another bottle of Blanquette de Limoux from Aude.

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