Calliope Girl 105


Calliope Girl, an S&S 34' Sloop


October 2023 – May 2024

Project Scope:  Rebuild interior to incorporate various changes

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April 19, 2024

Calliope Girl 105


The first order of the business for the day was to prepare the interior woodwork for what I hoped and planned would be the final coat of new varnish, this time a rubbed-effect satin finish.  To that end, I sanded the previous coat and thoroughly cleaned up the boat and the woodwork specifically, then applied the satin varnish.

In this case I was happy to do this work first thing since I knew I had plenty to do in the woodshop, and had no further need to go up into the boat for now.

My next task was to cut the protruding side rails on the companionway ladder, finish up any edge and profile details, and sand the completed ladder smooth and clean.

Next, I performed a series of milling and edging operations on the 10 door frames, rounding the exposed edges inside and out, and milling a rabbet on the back side of the frame to form the overlay where the doors would fit into their openings.  Then, I sanded them all clean and smooth.

Afterwards, I applied a sealer coat of varnish to all the new woodwork, always a satisfying moment as the wood takes on its final color and overall appearance.

Total time billed on this job today: 7.5 hours

0600 Weather Observation: 43°, partly cloudy. Forecast for the day: Becoming mostly sunny, 53°