Calliope Girl 44


Calliope Girl, an S&S 34' Sloop


October 2023 – May 2024

Project Scope:  Rebuild interior to incorporate various changes

Project Complete:  843 Total Hours

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January 16, 2024

Calliope Girl 44


With the plywood blanks I’d pre-cut to the rough shape of the hull, I worked to finalize the four dividers/supports for the settee backrest and lockers.  For each location, I scribed and trimmed the blanks to fit, then held them temporarily with hot glue blocks so I could use a simple jig to mark the 10° angle to match the backrest, and also mark the height of the backrest so I could strike a level line for trimming.   Down on the bench, I trimmed each divider to its final size, keeping the cut lines just inside of the marks so I could make up the final difference later with a support cleat; I didn’t want the plywood to be over-sized at all.

I held the now-trimmed dividers in place with some dabs of hot glue, then applied small epoxy fillets and, finally, strips of 4″ tabbing on each side to secure the bulkheads in place.

During the afternoon, I worked on the final settee backrests, cutting them to match the templates from 12mm okoume plywood.  These would be ready for installation as soon as all the preparatory steps for the insides of the lockers were complete.

Total time billed on this job today: 7.5 hours

0600 Weather Observation: 23°, cloudy. Forecast for the day: Snow after 1000, 30°