Altamira Aft Cabin Work – September Update

Complete. We are pleased with the new configuration and the brighter appearance of the aft cabin, and the additional human space. Here’s a view of the port aft corner of the cabin showing the re-used cabinet fronts, the covered, repaired and painted de-laminated teak veneer plywood, and the port twin size berth. Starboard side berth […]

Altamira Aft Cabin Work May/June Update

The bulkhead support posts and plywood inserts are fabricated, epoxy barrier coated/painted, and installed. Inside cabin surfaces are awaiting cabinet/cupboard installation and finish paint. Port and starboard berths are complete – ready for finish paint and teak trim, and fresh water tanks (under berths) are installed, braced against movement, and are in use. Custom made […]

Altamira – Aft Cabin Work April Update

Work this month has been productive – and enlightening. I now know that the project’s original goals will be accomplished – changes in the planned corrective actions are made. The objectives of the project were to verify the previously described assumed causes of the two observed problem, and to determine and apply suitable corrective repairs. […]

Altamira – Building the missing aft cabin bulkhead

Altamira is a Marine Trader double cabin trawler, 38 feet LOA, built in Taiwan ROC in 1988. We bought the boat from the original owner in 2007. The boat has some window and deck rain water leaks that I consider typical for her age and construction, but generally, quality is good, construction is suitable, and […]