Painting Done; Interior Begun
Scout has moved from the paint yard to her final construction spot. That doesn’t mean she’s anywhere near finished yet! But the paint is done, and we expect that the interior work will now begin in earnest.
Some is covered up with a pink protective tape, but the white paint in the cockpit and around the roof area is now finished. It’s very clear where, for example, the main winches and cleats will be mounted:
If you look carefully, you can see Scout’s sister - hull number 30 - in the background. We’ve been chatting with the owners and they are a few months ahead of us. She already has her roof and arch installed, both of which are the same as what we’ll have on Scout. She also has her railings in place, though we will are opting to have solid railings all the way around Scout. More on that in a few months!
Further up front, you can see Scout’s aluminium toe-rails. We opted for these (as well as the double midship cleats) since they provide more places to easily tie fenders and spring lines. The grey areas are where the Flexiteek will be installed.
We imagine that the team will try and do the majority of the interior work before the roof is lowered onto Scout. As you can see, the interior has started gaining plenty of pipes, conduits, and cables.
We’ll do another post on these important systems shortly, but already evident are the hatches to two of Scout’s three giant fuel tanks, and the downward lines on each side of the hull for filling fuel and water from the deck.
Aaaand, further aft… a clue that work will soon begin on a galley!
We’re expecting lots of changes quickly over the next few months now, so stay tuned!
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