Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Thunderbox In!

We have been down to Beacon Boats today to look at the progress of the boat.  The galley cabinets are all in place, and the drawers made and in.  The bathroom is taking shape, with the shower wall being up, and the 'thunderbox' in.  The front step is made and the wood on the step and the thunderbox is really nice, it has great character, and the table will be made of the same wood.  The bed drawers are done and there is lots of fiddly (our words not theirs!) behind the scenes work being done.  We are really chuffed with both the progress and the quality of the work.  Midland Stone are coming tomorrow to template the worksurface and the fire back.  The double glazed portholes have arrived and look good.  The painting will start on 21st March and should be completed by Easter.  We have gone through the paint scheme with Ali this morning, it’s really difficult trying to visualise what will look good as we have not gone for the 'standard' Beacon colour scheme, instead we are having black and grey with a bit of red.  The stainless steel base for the lockgate should be arriving soon, then the rest of the floor can be laid, and the rear cupboard be built.  Pictures below, some are repeated due to the poor quality of the last ones, I have my camera back!  You can now see the mechanism for extending the dinette into a bed from 5ft 6" into 6', it’s a real work of art - thanks Neil! 
Extending dinette




Shower Wall (Bushboard)

Front Step

1 comment:

  1. Looking great, less than 3 months to go to launch. nb Caxton has grey,black and a little bit of red, theirs might help you visualise your colours. xxx


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