River Belle - Just the Fitting Out to Go......
Those members of this Group with longer memories will recall that I started building Atkin’s "River Belle", some time back.
Twelve months ago, with my last update, I was celebrating the turning of the hull with “just the fitting out to go”. Ha! Another twelve months on ( nearly 3 years altogether now) we are still fitting out!
With no formal plan for the interior this has taken a long, long time. However, most of the interior layout is now defined at least, if not completely built. Having started at the stern, the stateroom floors and Queen sized bed frame are in place, which reinforces the tunnel stern. Some of the bathroom & toilet walls are up and the stairs up to the bridge deck / saloon are in. The engine bearers, prop shaft tunnel and rudder trunk, are all in place too. I have just started on the galley in the bow and will now work back to the bridge deck.
Since the whole boat is made of plywood and epoxy, without any other fixings, it has been named “Rhapsody In Glue”. If you’d like to read a detailed “blog” and see a library of photos, go to www.rhapsodyinglue.com.