November 1, 2023
Calliope Girl 5
I spent the day picking away at removing whatever I could and preparing for the more significant work ahead. In the main cabin, I removed stereo and speakers, light fixtures, documentation plaque, and magazine rack, along with numerous small eye straps and related hardware attached to the various bulkheads.
I removed the water tank–a flexible bladder under the starboard settee–and took it outside to drain the few gallons of water still inside. I left the plumbing for now pending final decisions on the galley and elsewhere.
For better access and to allow the modifications required, I removed the v-berth platform, which was secured only with some trim pieces at the aft end, pinching two large panels in place and preventing removal. Once I removed the trim and a couple support clamps for some of the wiring and plumbing beneath the platform, I could remove both sections of the berth, exposing the support structure, hull, and systems installations beneath.
Total time billed on this job today: 5 hours
0600 Weather Observation: 29°. clear. Forecast for the day: Sunny, 43°