Thursday, January 10, 2008

Hey Presto.

I couldn't resist this.

It only took two and a half years to get this far.


Anonymous melissa said...

wow, the change is amazing! I'm guessing you're restoring all the parts individually before re-placing them in there?

(long-time reader, first time boat buyer and commenter...)

3:43 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would this be a good time to ask "What is going to go in the space?" . Another engine?

9:08 am  
Blogger IsmilebecauseIhavenoideawhatsgoingon said...

Hi Melissa and anon. Apologies for the delay in my reply, but here goes- Yes, some of the parts are to be restored and reused, that big box halfway up the wall in the old pic is a large and very servicable diesel day tank (although it's future home is not in this space but much further aft in the stern), and the mahogany battery boxes are also being kept, but a lot of the other stuff is junk, including that wreck of an engine, which has long since found a new home at the scrapyard (it was very very broken). And as to what's going in the space, it's destined to become a main living room, so will be kept bright and spacious. As we cannot afford to re-engine Ms Ann at the moment (the shipbuilding aspect of our little project is fiendishly expensive), and anyways are wanting a houseboat so will be maximising living space. This engine room space will be insulated, floored and lined out and then kept gorgeously empty ( we have the original, massive teak skylight to reinstall before floating).. Oh, alright, I hope to install a nice comfy sofa, a coffee table and a really good soundsystem!

9:44 am  

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