We thought we’d do a bit of an update of how we are getting on with the new boat. We bought her in August and if you remember from our past post she was basically just a shell.
Colvic Northerner Restoration
Phil has been working on her as often as he can to get her ready for the next boating season. Just to recap this is what she looked like the day we got her…
This is what she looks like today…
Quite a difference right!
New Wheelhouse & Windows
As you can see from the pictures the new wheelhouse has been made and the windows have gone in.
Henry helped his Daddy with the windows and was very proud of his efforts.
Inside the cabin Phil has been hard at work making the bunks, the gallery, the toilet compartment, the saloon table and the floors. We opted for the traditional layout of Colvic Northerner with a centre table, large berths either side and two forward bunks in the focsle section.
We decided to put half bulkheads in between the saloon and focsle to give a feeling of open plan space. The benefits of this are more light and increased interior volume.
The interior is pretty much finished now although I don’t seem to have a decent photo of it. I’ll definitely get one next time I’m down there.
Here’s a before and after shot which I think really shows how far she comes.
There is still work to be done but the end is definitely now in sight and we cannot wait to get her onto the water!