|Shelf in basement for water heater and pump|
The Lazarette, or Laz for short, is the space underneath the cockpit. The cockpit, by the way, is the aft-most outside area of the boat. The laz is another storage and utility space housing the steering gear, batteries, inverters and chargers, dive compressor, and the boiler for the heating system. They always end up full of other junk too. I hadn't seen any pictures of the laz since the deck went on, so Mike snapped a few.
One of the things I'm really enjoying is seeing the construction process and techniques. It's been full of surprises. None of it bad, just very different from what I would have imagined. The laz is an example. The finished space has a molded deck to make up a nice, finished floor. But it's a big piece and isn't going to fit in through any hatch, so it has to be installed before the laz ceiling/cockpit deck is installed over it. Since that upper deck has been in place for a while, I expected the laz floor section to be in place. Nope! It's in there, but is suspended from the ceiling. The picture below is looking through the door from the engine room and you can see the floor section hanging there. It looks like an elevator that stopped between floors. This provides the necessary access to get the prop shaft and tubes installed before the floor goes down.
|Looking into Laz with floor suspended from ceiling|
Below is a peek into the laz looking under the suspended floor section. The white structure in the center is for all the steering gear, and you can see the holes below and in the foreground where the prop shaft will run.
|Laz, looking aft with floor suspended overhead|
Other parts of the boat are showing progress, but it's been very little. Down in the utility room you can see the rough stairs have been built and some of the walls are going in.
|Utility room stairs|
|From galley, looking down stairs to utility room|
|Salon with sub-walls installed|
|Master stateroom with walls and conduit|
In the next picture you can see the guest stateroom and office starting to take shape. There is a sliding door divider that separates the two spaces, and you can just see the header for it between and above the two doorways. And for the first time we have two doorways. Each provides an entrance to the forward head, and allows access without disturbing someone in the other space.
|Guest stateroom/office, looking forward to head|