Esper Refit 24 – saloon table with incorporated coffee table

Teak coffee table

This week we take a close look at that saloon table that has a coffee table incorporated into it. Amazing to think that in the same week the same man is also doing the rubbing strake.

Week 24 has been a really busy one, from what I can make out from the video clips. You’ll get a good idea from the following video clip, which Liz guides us through with ease.

Weekly Video Round-Up

In the space of one week that coffee/dining table comes on in leaps and bounds. It’s starting to look rather splendid.

Saloon And Coffee Table

Wow. In just one week Pong has managed to finish the tables and get some varnish on them too. You saw most of the early stages last week and if you caught this week’s video clip, you’ll have seen the progress. Here’s a couple of grabs, the first of the saloon table and the second of the coffee table.

Teak dining table for the saloon with varnish

Teak dining table for the saloon with varnish

Teak coffee table

Teak coffee table

Rubbing Strake

One of the last jobs for the carpenters is the fixing of the teak rubbing strake. The outer layer of teak was a little tired so it was removed, along with the stainless rods that lined the outside, and the teak strips replaced.

Rubbing strake

Rubbing strake

Teak rubbing strake

Teak rubbing strake

Electronics Have Arrived

You saw last week that the navigation equipment has arrived. This week Sombat, our electrician, and Liz took everything out of their boxes and have started sizing them up. They’re using my schematics I left them so if there are any cock-ups, blame me!

A brand new B&G triducer

A brand new B&G triducer

Positioning the B&G repeaters

Positioning the B&G repeaters

What’s Next?

The saloon table should be close to being finished, which means the workshop need to start thinking about the stainless pedestal. Talking of stainless, there’s the swimming platform to finish, and I’m hoping we might see some progress on the electronics too.





4 Comments on “Esper Refit 24 – saloon table with incorporated coffee table”

  1. OK, OK, OK, so I was wrong!! I smugly remained silent not believing that such a ‘cool’ job could be done on the inside (apologies for the Americanism). Well done again and again.
    You might be able to help regarding advice on those leaky 435 chainplates. Goo and more goo doesn’t seem to work for us. It has been suggested that we get a tribal elder from outer Mongolia to pray from the masthead. I have my doubts.
    Bob and Maureen (Modus Vivendi, 435/25)

    1. Bob, thank you for reminding me about those damn bloody chain-plates; it was something we discussed when we first removed them during the decommissioning. Thanks to your comment I brought the subject up with our ‘project manager’, Un, today. He thinks welding struts between the V might help stop it from flexing, which he believes is possibly the cause of those infernal leaks. It’s not a bad idea. The only alternative is to build up the bulk-head with biaxial and epoxy so the V is filled, but that’s messy and ugly. That said, we have not tried the Mongolian trick yet. That might actually be cheaper.

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