Above is a photo of the mock up we did for the cabin. It’s a quick and immediate way of developing the look and sizes for the boat layout. The client was able to view the proposed cabin from all angles. The piece of wood sticking up in front of the cabin is a crude stand in for the mast. The cabin is deliberately quite small as the boat will be mostly used for day sailing.
Once the the deck had been covered in plywood it received a layer of fiberglass cloth and epoxy. This will help to keep the plywood dry and add abrasion resistance to the deck. I used peel ply over the glass so that I could get all of the epoxy on in one go (instead of three seperate coats) and it would protect the epoxy while it cured.
Here’s the cabin sides and coach roof framing going into the boat. The openings will have beveled glazing and fielded mahogany panels in the forward part. You can see the peel ply along the deck edge.
Here’s the bulkhead going in. Like the cabin sides and coaming it’s mahogany and the panels are plywood and will be a nice contrast once they’re varnished and have mellowed in the sun.
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