Calliope Girl 5


Calliope Girl, an S&S 34' Sloop


October 2023 – May 2024

Project Scope:  Rebuild interior to incorporate various changes

Project Complete:  843 Total Hours

Begin Daily Project Logs

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°