As usual the busiest man on the Esper refit project is Pong, the head carpenter. He’s been assisted by his sons in finishing off the new teak toe rail and the teak rubbing strake down the side of the boat. Sombat, meanwhile, cracks on with the electrics.
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More carpentry wizzardry, from the routed new teak toe-rail to the rubbing strake that needed a repair or two.
The toe rail was measured and cut to the correct length, and then offered up to the edge of the deck. As you can see here the angle of the sloping end was marked before being taken down again to cut.
Once the position of the toe rail has been agreed, Liz gave the go-head with the final appearance. You can see here how we have routed the edges to give it a smooth finish.
The routing of the toe-rail, pictured above, will be done in situ. Before that, the rail is glued and bolted into place, and then 3m marine adhesive applied to the edges.
In previous weeks you saw how the fridge door was fixed together. Pong finally adheres the Wilson Art laminate to the top of it…
…and finishes it off nicely with the large handle.
B&G Z8 Touch-screen Plotter
One of the considerations for both the electrician and the carpenters is the position of the B&G Z8 touch-screen plotter. We’ve decided to put the smaller of the two plotters in the cockpit on top of the binnacle. This is a high-traffic area so the unit needs to be protected from knocks whilst being easy to use from behind the wheel. It might not look like much in this picture, but a template has been made of wood and will be shaped to follow the contour of the unit.
We’re a little behind with the videos so next week is actually Eid in Satun. With fewer video clips we might just take another tour around some British waterways. Oh, and if there’s a delay, it’s because Jamie is returning to Thailand!