Thursday, July 21, 2016

V-Berth Lowering Complete...

The lowering of the V-Berth is complete.

It took a little bit and was a mess at times, but the lowering of the V-Berth is now an accomplished fact. I had heard of it being done by a couple of other Westsailors but never could find any documentation or blogs about such... so I just forged ahead without a guide.

I'm glad I did it. I lost some storage and the full berth has become a single berth but it is more usable and a lot more comfortable. I still have a few few little things to do, but it is ready for living once the mattress is sized, cut, and put in place.

Fair seas and God bless!

Monday, July 18, 2016

V-Berth Progress Continues...

The lowering of the V-Berth continues.

I am so pleased with my decision to lower the V-Berth and to use cedar to replace the wainscot PVC paneling.  The whole boat smells great and the V-Berth is looking great (IMHO).

I'm engaged in finishing work now, which is a time bandit.

Not a lot to say... it is what it is - carpentry work... here's the pics...

Fair seas and God bless!

Friday, July 15, 2016

V-Berth Progress...

Well, the progress on lowering the V-Berth is continuing... slowly.

When I went to Home Depot to buy the white PVC Wainscot planks I used in the V-Berth in the initial refit, I discovered that they are no longer carrying that particular product. So... what to do?

After inspecting other products they carry, I decided to go with cedar planks. The packs were only $12 bucks each containing 6 tongue and groove planks 4 inches wide and 8 ft. long. Needless to say, the V-Berth is starting to look and smell great. I had to remove the white PVC Wainscot and will reuse it elsewhere on the boat.

I'm hoping to be finished with the V-Berth by midweek... I'll keep adding pictures to Annie's Facebook Page and will post the completed job here next week.

Fair seas and God bless!