To document the restoration and repair of the Bristol Channel Cutter "Sea Star", now "Rose", following damage suffered in Sept 2008 Hurricane Ike.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Sailing Alone Around the Room
These were taken a couple of weeks ago:
The galley is to port midship. From left to right there will be a sink, two burner diesel fired cook top and trash receptacle.
The nav station and chart table with icebox under is starboard mid ship. The ice box will be chilled by a Technautics Cool Blue refrigeration system. Forward of the ice box is enough room for a bank of 3 small drawers. Cool! (blue?)
The cabin forward will house the head and a small sink to port.....starboard will be cabinets hiding a Cool Blue icebox compressor.
You can see where Juan has drawn the storage locker doors on the face of the pilot berth bulkhead. This storge area will also be acessible from the top. The settee is yet to be built. The angle of this starboard settee as it extends aft will not parallel the angle of the port settee......I hope it doesn't end up looking funky.
The aft section of the pilot berth looks into a machinery space that will house a Mastervolt inverter/charger and the engine start battery.
Port settee as before storage under and behind.....two lockers and bookshelf over and behind.
Sea Star is Bristol Channel Cutter Hull no 76 built by Sam L Morse Shipyard in 1987. On September 13th, 2008 Hurricane Ike hit Galveston Texas damaging many of the boats in the Galveston Yacht Basin. Because I had her grossly under insured the insurance company declared her a total loss, paid me the full insured value and gave me 30 days to buy the wreck or turn over the title. Having just retired I decided to restore her and bring her back with a traditional gaff rig as Lyle Hess originally drew her. This blog is meant to document the restoration and solicit constructive critisism from other BCC and traditional pilot cutter sailors and builders.