WORKING WORKING

When the hull was finished it was time for some big-time guessing. My "plan" didn't really include any of the interior stuff. So I was winging it. I knew I wanted benches down both sides (just like a real jeepney), and I thought that it would be nice to be able to step up and off the front of the boat in the event I pulled up to the back of one of the yachts -- even though I wasn't too sure about getting too close to a yacht for fear of banging into one. I also knew that I needed a place to sit and pilot the boat from.

The photograph above shows that plan taking shape. The starboard (right) side bench, and the stepped arrangement in the bow can be seen beneath the rubble.

The starboard bench and my seat back in the corner can be seen in the picture below.

Voila. Looking forward.

Looking aft.

The step on the outside was somewhat (or somehow) inspired. I wanted something that could be taken in when traveling outside the bay, but I didn't want any moving and/or rusting parts. What I came up with is in the photograph below. The two "pegs" mounted on the side of the boat fit into the two square holes in the step. Then the step was suspended from the side of the boat with rope, which you will see later (if you keep reading). Everything was hand carved.



DIRECT LINKS TO PAGES:
HOW BUILD A BIG BOAT
THE CONCEPT
THE BEGINNING
WORKING WORKING
ALMOST READY
JUST A COUPLE MORE THINGS
FLOAT TEST
A GOOD DAY
THE NOT SO POINTY END
THE OUTSIDE
THE INSIDE AND THE TOPSIDE
FINISHING TOUCHES
LAUNCH DAY
I THOUGHT I WAS FINISHED?
WHAT IT WAS BUILT FOR

2018-02-12