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  • 31 Oct 2018 21:34
    Reply # 6883194 on 6879342
    Peter S wrote: Here here!  Annie, you attention detail is amazing, I hope that at some point I can cruise in company with SibLim and you.

    Peter

    Now that would be a fine thing, indeed. You might have to hang around NZ - or come back again, Peter, but I don't think that would be a hardship.  You're in a fine cruising ground here, both locally and a thousand miles or so further afield!
  • 30 Oct 2018 12:17
    Reply # 6879342 on 6876982
    Anonymous wrote:

    It does seem as if the long job of building the accommodation is getting towards its end. I continue to be impressed with the way you are creating a style that is very definitely "you", and at the same time is practical and seawoman-like. I do hope I'm going to get the chance to see this boat launched and sailing.

    Here here!  Annie, you attention detail is amazing, I hope that at some point I can cruise in company with SibLim and you.

    Peter

  • 29 Oct 2018 19:15
    Reply # 6878398 on 6876982
    David Tyler wrote:

    It does seem as if the long job of building the accommodation is getting towards its end. I continue to be impressed with the way you are creating a style that is very definitely "you", and at the same time is practical and seawoman-like. I do hope I'm going to get the chance to see this boat launched and sailing.

    So do I, David, so do I.  Indeed, I hope I'll get the chance to see this boat launched and sailing!
  • 28 Oct 2018 20:01
    Reply # 6876982 on 4315719

    It does seem as if the long job of building the accommodation is getting towards its end. I continue to be impressed with the way you are creating a style that is very definitely "you", and at the same time is practical and seawoman-like. I do hope I'm going to get the chance to see this boat launched and sailing.

  • 28 Oct 2018 18:48
    Reply # 6876918 on 4315719

    Thanks, Anthony.  There does seem to be a very faint glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel!

    BTW, Anthony must be signed up to receive my blogs when they are published, because I forgot to post here yesterday.  If you are following my progress, you can go to my blogspot and do likewise.  If you scroll down to Followers - about opposite the photo of Badger, you can click on the "Follow" button and create an account, which allows the site to email you new postings.

    If you are using Firefox with security add-ons, the Followers may not be shown, in which case open in some other app like Chrome or Edge.

  • 28 Oct 2018 06:30
    Reply # 6876486 on 4315719

    Annie - wonderful to see that counter top go on, and fitting so neatly.  A real milestone. As Churchill might have said "The beginning of the end".

    Anthony

  • 18 Oct 2018 07:59
    Reply # 6783435 on 6764417
    David Thatcher wrote: Sometimes it takes a while to work out just what the best solutions might be, and to sort out just exactly what is needed in the galley. So, there is no real need to figure it all out at once. Once you spend time using the galley, and sitting looking at the area with your little fireplace pouring out warmth, inspiration will come. It took me three years to decide where was the best location for the new head compartment in Footprints. And after 8 years our new house is almost finished apart from waiting for inspiration as to how to finish off the pergolas. I only built the deck and pergolas last year, just a mere 6 years after saying I would have them done by Christmas, ( I never said which Christmas, and one should never rush the creative design process!). Of course building a boat has distracted me from this a bit, so it may be while.
    David, when this boat is launched, I want her to be finished.  I mean completely finished.  I am not a projects person; I don't want to carry on fiddling and altering and 'improving' the boat.  I want the tools to stay in the locker as long as possible.  I loathe living in an unfinished boat - I've done it too often  - and being surrounded by mess and dust.  I don't mind maintaining the outside, but I sincerely hope that I'll have to do hardly anything to the interior for at least 10 years!

    I am relying on four decades of living on boats to point me in the right direction and ensure I make the right decisions.  And if I don't, I'll live with them until I convince myself that I did!

    I think you like to have practical jobs on hand, but if I feel inspired to do anything creative, I hope it will be writing.  I may have to build myself another dinghy, sooner or later, but I think that will be the extent of any future woodwork on boats.

  • 17 Oct 2018 06:01
    Reply # 6764417 on 6745392
    Annie Hill wrote:

    David, if I had space below the portholes, that's exactly what I'd do.  In fact, it's what I did on Fantail and jolly useful they were too.  However, it's because the locker would stick out between them and I think look less than graceful, that I'm not following that route. I might do something similar to yours over the cooker, but of course, there's a lot less headroom and I don't want it to feel cramped.  The same applies to t'other David's idea.  I think something can be contrived at the after end: we shall see.
    Sometimes it takes a while to work out just what the best solutions might be, and to sort out just exactly what is needed in the galley. So, there is no real need to figure it all out at once. Once you spend time using the galley, and sitting looking at the area with your little fireplace pouring out warmth, inspiration will come. It took me three years to decide where was the best location for the new head compartment in Footprints. And after 8 years our new house is almost finished apart from waiting for inspiration as to how to finish off the pergolas. I only built the deck and pergolas last year, just a mere 6 years after saying I would have them done by Christmas, ( I never said which Christmas, and one should never rush the creative design process!). Of course building a boat has distracted me from this a bit, so it may be while.
    Last modified: 17 Oct 2018 06:48 | Anonymous member
  • 16 Oct 2018 07:58
    Reply # 6745392 on 6743886
    David Thatcher wrote: When we first got 'Footprints' she did not have a lot of useful galley storage except in the lockers under the counter. So it wasn't long before I set about creating extra storage. Fortunately there is a lot of space in Footprints so I was able to build a counter top storage cabinet against the hull below the portholes, and also fit a storage cabinet to the aft bulkhead above the stove, as in the photo below. On our vessel 'Varangian' which we had quite a few years ago we did have a small storage cupboard on the aft cabin bulkhead above the galley which was home to all our herbs and spices. There were always beautiful scents emanating from the cabinet whenever we opened the little doors, and so I have tried to recreate that on every boat since.
    David, if I had space below the portholes, that's exactly what I'd do.  In fact, it's what I did on Fantail and jolly useful they were too.  However, it's because the locker would stick out between them and I think look less than graceful, that I'm not following that route. I might do something similar to yours over the cooker, but of course, there's a lot less headroom and I don't want it to feel cramped.  The same applies to t'other David's idea.  I think something can be contrived at the after end: we shall see.
  • 16 Oct 2018 06:00
    Reply # 6743886 on 6728652
    Annie Hill wrote:Why not put a locker between the portholes?  Because I think it would look strange and obtrusive, sticking out onto the counter.  I shall see what one would look like, when I have the counter in place, however.  I'm also considering putting something against the after bulkhead.
    When we first got 'Footprints' she did not have a lot of useful galley storage except in the lockers under the counter. So it wasn't long before I set about creating extra storage. Fortunately there is a lot of space in Footprints so I was able to build a counter top storage cabinet against the hull below the portholes, and also fit a storage cabinet to the aft bulkhead above the stove, as in the photo below. On our vessel 'Varangian' which we had quite a few years ago we did have a small storage cupboard on the aft cabin bulkhead above the galley which was home to all our herbs and spices. There were always beautiful scents emanating from the cabinet whenever we opened the little doors, and so I have tried to recreate that on every boat since.
    Last modified: 16 Oct 2018 06:02 | Anonymous member
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