1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Throne Room Wiring, Plumbing, and Final Panel Install

With the “throne room” ceiling panels faired and ready to install, I finally get to permanently mount the hull wall panel and throne side cabinet that have been getting in the way for the past month.

Hull wall panel final fitted

Hull wall panel final test fitted

Back side of the hull wall panel epoxy sealed and insulated

Back side of the hull wall panel epoxy sealed and insulated

Mahogany cleats and porthole surround wetted out with epoxy

1″ x 1″ mahogany framing cleats and porthole backing panel wetted out with epoxy

Epoxy thickened with wood flour and cabosil is applied over wet epoxy

Epoxy thickened with wood flour and cabosil is applied over wet epoxy

Wall panel glued and screwed

Hull wall panel glued and screwed

While the wall panel epoxy kicked, I squared away the 120vac and 12vdc wiring that will be inside the head cabinets. I reinstalled the future sink drain PVC pipe and secured the PEX hot and cold water supply lines that will go to the sink.

Next, I installed the throne-side cabinet

Next, I installed the throne room side cabinet

The side cabinet is glued and screwed to the wall using pocket screws.

All electrical and plumbing connections are accessible behind the back panel of the side cabinet

All electrical and plumbing connections are accessible behind the [future] back panel of the side cabinet

Ready to install the throne back panel

Ready to install the throne back panel

Throne back panel needs an access panel

Throne back panel needs an access panel

The access panel in the throne back wall panel gives good access to the thru-hull pipes for the sink drain and forward bilge pump.

Throne back and top panels insulated with R3 Buffalo Batts

Throne back and top panels insulated with R3 Buffalo Batts

Throne back panel installed

Throne back panel glued and screwed in place

Easy access to the thru-hull pipes, wiring, and plumbing

Easy access to the thru-hull pipes, wiring, and plumbing

Insulated top panel ready to glue and screw in place

Insulated top panel ready to glue and screw in place

Nice, tight fit between the top panel and the hull wall panel

Nice, tight fit between the top panel and the hull wall panel

Looking good!

Looking good…pretty much like the concept rendering

Next up in our 1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Throne Dias Install

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2 comments on “1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Throne Room Wiring, Plumbing, and Final Panel Install

  1. Mark Balcaen says:

    Q, I assume that the v-birth head shower drain / sump will be addressed sometine soon?

    • 1969roamer46 says:

      Good catch, Mark!
      The drain is on the way. Once it’s here, I’ll cut and route the hole. That’ll happen before the fiberglass work gets done.
      Cheers,

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