Calliope Girl 6


Calliope Girl, an S&S 34' Sloop


October 2023 – May 2024

Project Scope:  Rebuild interior to incorporate various changes

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November 2, 2023

Calliope Girl 6


Continuing my interior documentation process, I measured, diagrammed, and photographed in detail various interior components so as to have a baseline for back reference and use during new construction as needed.  Even though I didn’t expect the new installations to replicate the existing, having this information available would come in handy throughout the process.  I noted all the measurement details in some drawings, but these documents are not fit for eyes beyond my own.

I began with the settees and storage lockers above:

Next, I measured and photo-documented the galley, engine area, and nav station, a section of the boat slated for the most significant changes.  I also took this opportunity to remove the existing refrigerator, which was slated for replacement in the new plan and straightforward enough to remove with only four screws holding it in place.

During this process I discovered that the inside of the nav station was easily removed, so I took that apart not only for better early access, but because it would all end up being removed soon anyway.  I also removed some adjacent panels from the engine room.

I measured the existing waste tank beneath the forward berth (unlikely to change, but possibly helpful in determining a size for a new water tank on the opposite side), and also made some rough measurements on the starboard side for the same purpose.  I noted all these measurements for later use.

Finally, I noted some details of the propane cabin heater, which I’d likely remove temporarily for the construction to come.  For now, I left it in place, other than removing the propane hose, which would be in the way of settee removal later.

Total time billed on this job today: 2.5 hours

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