1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Cutting and Fitting the V-berth Starboard Side Mahogany Panel

With the port V-berth side panel cut and fitted, it was much easier doing the starboard side. It’s still challenging, but at least I got this one done in only one day.

Backside of the port panel marked for insulation

I’ve been putting Buffalo Batt insulation on the backside of all plywood panels that face the hull. Between that and the spray foam on the hull itself, I’m hoping this metal boat will be comfortable no matter the season. But insulating the back of each panel adds a day to the process of cutting and installing them. Still, I think it will be worth it in the end.

Starboard panel fit surprisingly well on the first try

Other V-berth panels I cut previously

I had these painted last year, but never posted the pix

A woodworker hobbyist buddy of mine calls this ‘wood porn’

So, both V-berth side panels are ready for ICA clear coat. Unfortunately, my painter has been too busy at work and our schedules haven’t matched up. I really didn’t want to have to learn how to spray paint, but this is getting frustrating. Hopefully, he’ll get them sprayed this weekend.

Next up in our 1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Taking A Break…sort of

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5 comments on “1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Cutting and Fitting the V-berth Starboard Side Mahogany Panel

  1. stingrayl82 says:

    So I guess I’m going to need to read your posts on my laptop. Doesn’t seem like WordPress is interested in fixing the problem & the funny thing is that it’s only with your blog.

    • 1969roamer46 says:

      Well that sucks. WP occasionally fiddles with their user interface, too. They call them “upgrades,” but so far every one has made it worse. That said, you’re the only person who’s mentioned having problems. You sure it’s not your phone settings?
      Cheers,
      Q

      • stingrayl82 says:

        Positive. They confirmed it was on their end and only with your blog.

        • 1969roamer46 says:

          Bizarre, though I reckon it’s equally possible that it’s happening elsewhere but nobody’s taken the time to complain about it.

          Thanks for trying!

          • stingrayl82 says:

            Yeah, no worries. Apparently they’re not in a hurry to fix the issue, because your latest post doesn’t have the pictures either, so I’m just reading it in Safari. By the way, I meant to ask you, what kind of mahogany did Chris Craft use? I have a 1960 Mercury Sabre that I’m getting ready to restore and it’s made of Cuban mahogany. I think the last time I priced that wood it was $16.88 per board foot.

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