The Fjord is coming along nicely. The interior carpentry is just about wrapped up. We have finished putting in the helm door and aft window looking out on the back cockpit. Varnish has been applied to the all windows, trim, doors, and accent pieces. Next we will begin painting the tongue and groove white. After that we will be on to the outside. The boat came to us with the hull already glassed, but it had been done improperly and needs to be ground down and re-glassed. The tedious parts are over, the rest is grind and paint then on to systems. Heads down brushes up.
She is called a Fjord. She is 28’ LOA and 8’ 6” beam. The design comes from the west coast and is reminiscent of a Norwegian style riverboat. She came to us as just a hull. The hull material is strip-planked cedar covered with fiberglass and west system epoxy. The cabin frame is built with mahogany. The outside cabin is finished with yellow pine tongue and groove.
Inside the boat the mahogany frame is exposed and tongue and groove has been utilized to fill in between the frames. The benches and seats are also finished with mahogany fiddles and trim. The boat has been fitted with custom built wooden slider windows. Inside the cabin there is adequate headroom at 6’ 5”. The v-berth is outfitted with a head and tongue and groove overhead that complement that rest of the boat. The aft deck is open and will be outfitted with a secondary helm so the captain can drive the boat from inside or outside.