I’m almost ready to begin cladding out the interior hull sides of our vessel, and am keen to maintain the lovely shapes that they describe. I’ve also been spending a bit of time thinking about how to do lately (it’s called daydreaming I think). So on Sunday morning, more or less while I waited for coffee, I pinned this lot to the hull side in the forward accommodation. It’s just a couple of packs of the cheap 8mm thin rubbish from wickes thrown up with complete disregard to where the butted joins fall, but two cups of coffee later, it seemed to answer the following questions.
1) Will the wooden panelling happily follow the original sweeping platelines in wendy’s steelwork, which I handily remembered to mark on the battens down one side before she was sprayfoamed?
A) So far so good, I need to go have a play in the engine room to be absolutely sure though…
2) Do all the battens fair up nicely in relation to one another, or will I need to fart around with them too?
A) Buggering hell, there’s always one.
3) My, this wickes panelling is certainly very cheap, so is it really too thin, or am I just overimagining things again?
A) Nope, it definitely is too thin. And also appears to be made from balsa.
That was fun. Next please.