Our week in review: Project management documents, workspace set up, plumbing schematic & second hand parts.
I continued sifting through our fit out document FOD during my early morning, before work coffee sessions. It is too early to be making noise out in the workshop so I use this morning time to do CG580 paperwork, send emails, do research, draw, make lists and, of course drink coffee!
The music studio to workshop conversion is coming along nicely. We have decided to do a little upgrade to the power so have been waiting for our latest round of Covid-19 restrictions to ease so the electrician can do his stuff. I have tripped the breaker a few times in the past without to much effort so want to beef the electrical system up a bit.
I worked on a first draft plumbing schematic this week. I took an A3 piece of paper, and after roughly sketching the layout of the boat, drew simple shapes and lines to represent the plumbing systems we want to install. I took the time to detail every single item within each system such as double hose clamps and tapered wooden bungs. Once we have finalised our plumbing systems I will do a final copy using a software application, only because I don't want it to look like a chicken scratched it out with its non dominant claw!. I will use this drawing as part of the documentation required to apply for our Class Globe 5.80 Initial Yacht Registration File. In the mean time it will double as our plumbing shopping list.
I have been keeping my eyes open for used deck gear and equipment. I will be the first to admit that I would prefer brand new pieces of bling all over our boat but that may not lead to the shortest path to sailing. I managed to acquire six second hand 500mm x 500mm Lewmar deck hatches this week. They were destined for the bin so I rescued them... for now. They are not in the best of conditions, but we will have a go at cleaning them up and seeing if we can get two decent units out of the bunch. They were free so I am not going to complain... because as I have mentioned before, free is good!
See our Project Hours blog post for an up to date overview of our build hours.
Husband & wife team building CG580 boat #71. Greg is a qualified professional boat builder, hobby musician & human potential advocate. Leanne is a retail business entrepreneur, kick ass soap maker & sourdough slave. We love adventure!