If you happen to pass through our west cork neighbourhood these days, make sure you call in to see the daily progress on our Stella One Design, Happy Return. Every step is accompanied by lots of decision making and design considerations. For every big step, countless tiny steps have to be made: like fitting a new gland for the propeller before finally lowering the engine into the boat, deciding where the toilet is going to go before finally finishing the deck, deciding how the cabin roof is going to look before shaping the side cabins and cutting windows into them.
|Carefully cutting the port sidecabin to fit into the deck.|
The timber used is Sipo Mahogany, part of an amazing
tree we bought nearly eight years ago.
This is also the timber used for the deck
|Before lowering the engine into place with a pulley system fixed to the rafters,|
the cockpit had to be prepared as well as everything that goes with having an engine:
exhaust, sea cocks, propeller shaft and gland, engine bedding.
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