Sunday, April 8, 2012

Trim and TV

We have started fabricating the teak trim for the Liberty interior. Below is the bed fiddle.
Here is the starboard side cantilevered table. The two stripes are where we have embedded carbon fiber tows top and bottom to help prevent the top from flexing. We also will apply a layer of unidirectional glass fabric to the top and bottom surfaces to make it stiff. The top will have a 1/4" thick granite sheet installed and this won't take much flexing without cracking.

Above there is a hole where the TV will slide up when desired. Below is the frame that will hold the TV.
This is the bulkhead that will be below the cantilevered table.
Here is a better view of the hole for the TV. These are bags of lead shot that we are using to hold the table down while we are gluing it in place.

More photos soon.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Tripanel and Veneer

The interiors of the Liberty Yachts are built of Tri Cell Panels. This is a very light weight,stable material. It is 1.5 mm of Okoume plyon each side of a paper like core. I relly likemaking boat interiors of this material.
These panels will add some storage to each side of the forepeak. Here we are trimming the doors and door holes with teak edging. Then we sand it flush with the face of the panel and veneer the piece. We also install small blocks for hinge,latch and stay attachement points.

 They get painted and varnished before going back to the boat for installation.
 Here is the new bed cabinet. The washer dryer fits into the center section. A side panel can be seen installed to the upper right.
One big thing we are doing is adding windows to the windsheild area of the boat. This boat was built originally without front windows. They really add a lot to the space inside.
We cut out the existing cored structure and then built in fanges and painted the area.
More to come.