Calliope Girl 119


Calliope Girl, an S&S 34' Sloop


October 2023 – May 2024

Project Scope:  Rebuild interior to incorporate various changes

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May 9, 2024

Calliope Girl 119


After my usual start to the new day–sanding yesterday’s varnish on the cabin sole and trim–I got to work installing the last six doors in the galley, which really brought the appearance together.

There was one more project in the galley to complete:  A second shelf for dishware, above the plates in the space outboard of the stove.  This shelf would hold bowls, with an extra space for coffee mugs or what have you.  To begin, I cut and installed a pair of small cleats to support the shelf at the appropriate height, then patterned a plywood shelf to fit the space.  I added a small divider to secure the bowls and leave additional space for other things.  Then, from teak stock, I cut the fiddle trim to size to span the opening across the shelf, and created two rounded openings to match those in the plate rack below.  I also cut some pre-finished trim stock to fit as needed in the area, to await final installation later.

To round out the work for now, I applied primer to the new shelf on both sides.  I’d pre-finish the shelf before final installation soon.

Next, after final preparations, I applied more gloss varnish to the cabin sole and bulkhead trim in the galley.

After light sanding, I applied another coat–the last–of semi-gloss white enamel to the modified battery locker hatch.

This left me an odd bit of time at the end of the day to work on a replacement hatch for the chainlocker, to replace the warped and failed one that had been in place.  I hadn’t been sure if I’d have time to replace the old hatch or not, but now some time afforded itself to get started.  Using the old hatch as a template, and avoiding curves for the moment (till I determined how to finish off/trim the new hatch), I cut a new hatch from 9mm plywood, and replicated the mounting holes from the old hatch.  I’d pick away at the hatch details in the coming days as time allowed.

Total time billed on this job today: 7.75 hours

0600 Weather Observation: 48°, clouds and fog. Forecast for the day: Mostly cloudy, 54°