Friday, July 17, 2009

It’s Not Pretty.

But it works. Perhaps I should explain, anyone who has had the misfortune to have stayed on board with me will know that for months, no, years now there has been a perilous gap between the original bridge floorboards and the steel cabin floor. All of us have grown exceedingly used to stepping over this space, so much so that when I fitted this partially prefabricated step yesterday I found my legs still automatically wanted to bridge the certain depth. With the lack of any real power on board at the mo the frame for this was welded up at home out of bits of scrap angle found on Becky’s new stable yard. The grating material has been on board for months, just waiting for me to extract a finger. With a nod to practicality and unlike my usual approach this is probably going to be a temporary/permanent fix, meaning that hopefully one day it’ll be replaced with something more glamorous but right now I couldn’t think of a more elegant solution so this one had to do. So. It’s not pretty, but maybe has a certain sore-thumb charm, whatever, at least the danger of death (or at least broken pelvis) has been removed.


Blogger Sweetpea in France said...

It's a skylight. One can see the blue heavens, it lets light in and anyone who suffers from claustrophobia could feel reassured. It seems to provide a shelf as well as a step up and down. It IS pretty neat and pretty clever!
Madre in France Sunday 19 July 2009 12.26h

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Blogger steve said...

great to hve a sneak peek INSIDE wendy ann. After so many pictures of welded panels under the big white tent in the shipyard it's great to be seeing so much varied progress.

Would love to see what more of the interior spaces of WA look like (although i know how hard they are to shoot. Joiners work well though).

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