Friday, May 9, 2014

A quick "before and after"


The reason why is quite simple. Due to wear and tear the interior of Obelix was in bad shape. Much of the plywood had separated between the plys and in several places the outer veneer of the plywood had ben worn thru. There was no way I could save the old plywood. The only opinion in my eyes was to replace all the plywood that had been damaged. I did consider staining and varnishing the new plywood exactly as Peter did on his Ballad ( Due to the fact that I had no experience varnishing and was unable to find a stain that produced a color I liked I ended up choosing to paint all the plywood.

I will be sure to post more "before and after" pictures once I'm 100% done with the interior.

Before and after photos

I think the change is for the better although I'm sure some people will disagree. I like the bright white color as opposed to the dark plywood and faded almost yellow fiberglass.

Before (outer veneer worn thru)

Before (outer veneer worn thru + plys seperating)

Before (outer veneer worn thru) 
Before (outer veneer worn thru) 
Before (outer veneer worn thru)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Very close to being done!

It's been a while since my last post but I have a good excuse. I've been busy working on the interior. For now I will simply post couple of pictures and a video. I will go into further detail later :) My goal is to have Obelix back in the water within two or three weeks.

The video is about two weeks old. It was shot using a GoPro mounted on a kitchen timer. The Pictures show the current state as of last night (4th of may 2014).