It must be close to 4 years that we had a canopy to cover the wheelhouse and cover the stern. The wheelhouse canopy was put in situ most days. I remember the first time we put up both frames and covers. It was difficult to feel the joy while the task was being carried out but since the first time it got easier to assemble but still took quality time. Now the wheelhouse canopy became worse for wear and it appears to have shrunk making it difficult to clip one side into place.
Cptn had given a lot of thought about what could be done to improve the cover over the wheelhouse and, last year, he said he wanted to change the canopy and make a roof that would fit over the wheelhouse. ‘Yeah right whatever’ I thought. I wasn’t full of enthusiasm as I imagined it would involve heavy and awkward lifting. Once upon a time, I had a different attitude to change but the 21st century has arrived in my playing field along with ageing white matter taking a hammering.
Still, this material change is amazing and Cptn has designed a perfect cover a.k.a ‘roof’ for the wheelhouse. It is easy to put together and fits perfectly in place. There is no awkward or weighty lift involved. I’ll try and show the process with photos. I could drone on but.....
|The stern canopy fits into the total equation!!|
|Natural daylight pours indoors.|