1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Installing Aft Stateroom Walls III

With all of the aft stateroom walls fitted and two installed, the next wall to install requires some spacer work since it doesn’t land on a frame overhead.

The first of many 3/4" plywood spacers

The first of many 3/4″ plywood spacers

I could have just run a 1″x1″ mahogany cleat between the frames, but then the load supported by this wall would all come through the plywood and teak deck above. I’d rather have it tied more rigidly into the transverse framing.

Glue, screw, repeat

Glue, screw, repeat…over and over and over

Ready for the wall panel

Ready for the wall panel

Use trimmings from wall panel II as a pattern

Use trimmings from wall panel II as a pattern

Since this wall is entirely inside cabinetry, I used okoume marine ply rather than the African mahogany I’m using for all visible panels.

Pretty good fit

Pretty good fit, but it’s standing a wee bit tall

Trim a bit here and there

Trim a bit here and there

Good fit

Good fit

Ready for gluing and screwing

Wall III is in!

Wall III is in!

The aft stateroom is getting closer to looking like the plan

Next up in our 1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Installing Aft Stateroom Wall IV

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