January 8, 2024
Calliope Girl 38
After installing new planer blades, I finished up the planing with three additional planks.
In the settee lockers, I cleaned up the wire bundles and secured the wires along their final routes on each side.
Next, I reinstalled the battery switch panel in the port after settee locker, then spent some time reconnecting all the wires that I’d removed and labeled earlier in the process. Several wires run into the forward compartment would ultimately be connected to the battery banks, once I’d built the new battery locker at the forward corner of the settee. I straightened the wire runs as much as possible and secured the various wire bundles around the panel, and in the space beneath the refer compartment in the galley.
With the wiring connections complete, it was time to finally install the settee berth tops. I installed these with glue and screws. It was too late in the day to finish the installation along the hull on each side, but next time I’d install tabbing to secure the plywood along the outboard edges.
Total time billed on this job today: 7.5 hours
0600 Weather Observation: 11°, mostly clear, 6-8" snow down from yesterday. Forecast for the day: Mostly sunny, 33°