1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Aft Stateroom Head Walls II

The aft stateroom head will basically be one big shower…kind of.

When last we saw the aft head walls, there was a skim coat of fairing compound

When last we saw the aft head walls, there was a skim coat of fairing compound

Fairing compound roughed up and coated with Alexseal 202

Home-made fairing compound roughed up and coated with Alexseal fairing compound 202

1" x 1" mahogany cleats will help hold the ceiling up

1″ x 1″ mahogany cleats will help hold the ceiling up

I described in the first article about the aft head walls how the ceiling and walls in the vicinity of the jet bathtub will be fiberglassed, faired, filleted, and painted in Awlgrip. I’ll use 1/4″ marine ply for the ceiling panels and will bond them with epoxy to the overhead frames. The 1×1 mahogany cleats in the pic above will go around the walls and permit the edges of the plywood to be glued and screwed in place.

Mask off the Alexseal while gluing and screwing the cleats

Mask off the Alexseal while gluing and screwing the cleats

Cleats

Long cleat along the bulkhead wall, and wiring for lights put in order

Glue and screw overhead beam in place

Glue and screw overhead beam in place

The beam in the pic above is original to the boat, and it provided strength to the aft deck by tying all of the frames together. With the aluminum decks we installed on the exterior, the beam’s additional strength is perhaps negligible, but it still serves a practical purpose by boxing in and concealing the hull and overhead deck frame attachment points.

The beam is glued and screwed on both ends and at each frame

The beam is glued and screwed on both ends and at each frame

With the cleats in and the rest of the perimeter of the aft head ceiling in its final form, I’m ready to make the ceiling panels.

Next up on our 1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Aft Stateroom Head Ceiling

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