Construction (2 of 2)
The cabin top is finished and primed. From outside in it is 2 layers E-glass cloth, 6mm Okoume plywood, 3/4" foam core, 2 layers unidirection E-glass cloth, 1/4" Alaska yellow cedar v-groove planking, and deck beams. Wiring for overhead lights was laid in the foam and blocking replaced the foam where hardware would later be attached.
When spray painting, plastic sheating was erected around the entire boat. They usually pulled it back during my visits so you don't see it in most of the photos.
The topsides were painted Awlcraft Jade Mist Green # F4114, the vertical surfaces Awlcraft Snow White #F8063 and the Non Skid horizontal surfaces Awlcraft Egg Shell White #F8017. These photos were taken before the non-skid was painted. Norbert was the painting master and he did an excellent job.
Cabinet doors being glued. Unlike a production boat, there are no fiberglass or molded panels on which to attach interior items, and no standard parts. The entire interior of Jakatan is custom wood cabinetry.
Here you can see the beginning of the chart table and navigation area. The aft fuel tank, which will be under the quarter berth/chart table bench, is visible in the lower right.
The aft counter of the galley. The icebox and freezer compartments are one-off fiberglass creations. We ordered cold plates from Glacier Bay but the freezer needed a custom size. Glacier Bay said they would make it but after months of reminding them it never happened. We had to switch to a different supplier. Janet wanted the galley to be wide enough for two people to work back to back. This led to the 4" jog in the counter to the left of the stove opening. Perry called this the "space of mystery" because he didn't know what to do with it. In the end we fit two small drawers perfect for knives and cooking utensils, and a cabinet ideal for cutting boards and baking sheets.
Floors (large beams running athwartship) and stringers. Running down the center is the keelson, the big hole in the middle is the bilge sump. The hull has some dead rise along the entire length, but like most modern boats it is fairly flat to reduce wetted surface area. The sump is needed to make sure water that gets in has a place to collect.
There is plenty of room under the sole for batteries and storing food and supplies but not for tankage. Here is the holding tank (50 gallons). A fuel tank will be added to its right. Together they occupy all the area under the settee. The white thing above the holding tank is the pump for the Vacuflush toilet.
These three pictures show the dining table and pedestal that Michel made. All the counters and cockpit table have substantial fiddles, but the fiddles on the dining table are low and gentle. If we eat under way it usually in the cockpit. The table down below is mostly for games and meals at anchor. These fiddles will keep pencils from rolling off but allow you to slide playng cards off the table. The palm tree inlay is the original logo of one the companies I started and was designed by Janet. It was created just by rotating the grain ninety degrees.
A typical work scene.
Sean is attaching v-groove planking.
My daughter Anne and brother Robert discussing the boat with Eric Jespersen. Robert has cruised full time with his wife for most of his life including many years on a boat he designed and built himself. He provided constant advice during the project although this was the only time he saw the boat under construction.
Bob Perry and brother Robert looking at the recently delivered spars.
Cabin sole pieces being fitted.