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