It’s finally getting warmer here in Portland and our thoughts are turning toward insulation. Not really a sexy subject as temperatures warm up, but the temps were definitely in the range where contact could be made. We’re using 1/2 inch Armaflex, a type of neoprene, as our insulation. Nina made brown paper patterns, cut out the foam and we were just waiting for a weekend warm enough to make the contact cement actually work. Oh, and there was potential for painting, as well! It was a busy weekend.
Most of the locker insulation has been cut out and installed in the salon and the v-berth. We still need to figure out the insulation for the ceiling in the salon, the v-berth and anywhere else we will be installing removable panels.
We started working on painting, or at least getting surfaces primed. The interior has been a mishmash of sanded bits, raw wood and areas needing work for a long time now. We still have original yellow paint in places. This is really a strange greeny yellow that would have been perfect on 1950s hospital walls, if they wanted them cheery. Painting everything a uniform white is lovely.
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The insulation will be valuable in hot as well as cold climates. It certainly helps keep Velic cool in the mid-day heat.