Calliope Girl 123


Calliope Girl, an S&S 34' Sloop


October 2023 – May 2024

Project Scope:  Rebuild interior to incorporate various changes

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May 15, 2024

Calliope Girl 123


First thing, Jason delivered the new interior cushions, which looked terrific.  Once he left, I installed the backrests with their hinges, and added spring catches to secure them.  Better pictures without the work cloths on the sole will be forthcoming soon.  Once I’d admired the new upholstery, I put the saloon cushions up in the forward cabin for safekeeping while I finished up work in the main cabin.

I finished up the battery connections with the new fuse holders I’d ordered, and then, after some final checks, fired up the system to check operation.  Though I’d maintained the electrical system more or less intact throughout the project, I’d had to move and disconnect various things, so it was gratifying, as always, for things to work as intended.  Every fixture I tried worked, on both AC and DC sides, except the port v-berth light, which probably needed a bulb.

Preparing for the final stove installation, I removed the remaining protective plastic from the stainless steel surround, and applied some stainless steel-colored sealant at the seams to finish things off.  I planned to let that cure overnight before finalizing the installation.

I spent the rest of the day on the various small details that come at the end of a project, including some masking and paint in the port side of the head, more varnish work on the galley trim (satin on the bulkhead trim this time), some additional work on the new chainlocker access panel to clean up and sand the edge, followed by primer (I was working out ways to install some teak trim for visual interest later), and other miscellany as the larger items continued to be checked off the list.  I also pulled the hanging locker door out from storage to clean it up and lightly sand it to prepare it for a coat of satin varnish so it would match the surrounding cabinetry; the varnish would happen next time.


Total time billed on this job today: 7.25 hours

0600 Weather Observation: 49°, clear. Forecast for the day: Partly sunny, 71°