Central Deckhouse

The side sections for the large central deckhouse have arrived from mastro-Pachos’ workshop and are now on the Glyfada Marina 4 quay in front of “Faneromeni”. To the left, a section of the old deckhouse that has now been removed.

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Joseph, the current crewman, is meticulously sanding the sections with sandpaper. The next step: the exterior side will be painted and the interior will be varnished.

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The exterior side painted with Stoppani primer.

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The exterior side painted with Stoppani primer.

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The interior side has now been varnished with Stoppani varnish. A section of the removed old deckhouse can be seen at the upper right.

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The interior side has now been varnished with Stoppani varnish.

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All the pieces of the deckhouses are now ready to be assembled.

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All the pieces of the deckhouses are now ready to be assembled.

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Mastro-Pachos and his son Yiorgos begin to assemble the sections of the deckhouse.

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Mastro-Pachos, mastro-Antonis Mpekatoros, and Bill Nady.

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Joseph removes the old bulkhead that separates the main hold from the front.

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The roof beams for the deckhouse are fitted by mastro-Pachos and his son Yiorgos under the watchful eye of Bill Nady.

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Nikos Tryperinas prepares the space of the old hold.

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A break… Elias Kovanis (Tryperinas' assistant), Nikos Tryperinas, and Joseph.

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In parallel with the above mentioned tasks, painting of the boat's interior is progressing. The new pikeria (πικεριά), which was added for reinforcing the roof beams after the removal of a deck section, can be seen in the upper left of the picture. The pikeria is now varnished.

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Mastro-Pachos on the job with his miraculous lath hammer (σκεπάρνι) and chisel.

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With his belt sander, Nikos Tryperinas prepares the chock that binds the new hatchway with the new pikeria (πικεριά). The chock is the long plank, in the interior of the boat, that is screwed to: the new hatchway, to the roof beams, and to the new pikeria. Its purpose is to bind all these wooden members together. All these members will be varnished.

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The work on the roof beams is almost done.

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Yiorgos Papastefanou measures a a piece of plywood which will be cut and made into an interior bulkhead.

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Yiorgos Papastefanou measures a piece of plywood which will be cut and made into an interior bulkhead.

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Mastro-Pachos on the job with his miraculous lath hammer (σκεπάρνι).

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Yiorgos Papastefanou measures a piece of plywood which will be cut and made into an interior bulkhead.

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Yiorgos Papastefanou fits the new bulkhead in its place inside the boat.

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Time for a snack. Inside “Faneromeni’s” old hold are: mastro-Pachos, Thanasis Chrysaphidis, Joseph, Tryperinas' assistant Elias Kovanis, Thanasis Dritsoulas, Nikos Tryperinas, and Yiorgos Papastefanou.

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Two new bulkheads in place.

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More new bulkheads in place, primed with Stoppani.

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Mastro-Pachos and Yiorgos Papastefanou plan another new bulkhead.

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Mastro-Pachos with his plane…

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Mastro-Pachos and Yiorgos Papastefanou nail the first slat on the roof beams of the deckhouse. The slats, which are grooved, are visible from the interior as part of the deckhouse ceiling.

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Yiorgos Papastefanou adds more slats. The grooved slats are visible from the interior of the boat.

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Mastro-Pachos cuts a slat.

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Yiorgos Papastefanou cuts one more slat.

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Detail of the nailing done by Yiorgos Papastefanou.

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The laying of the slats progresses.

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On the left,Mastro-Pachos and Thanasis Chrysaphidis adjust the slats, Grigoris Nikolouloudakis at the hawser hole; on the right, Yiorgos Papastefanou prepares to nail more slats.

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ΤThe laying of the slats is almost finished.

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Now Yiorgos Papastefanou punches the nails.

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The laying of the slats is now complete.

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The next phase: to apply the primer.

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The primer has now been applied.

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Nikos Tryperinas applyies a second coat of Stoppani primer, after a light puttying.

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The electrician Stelios Volyrakis calculates where grooves are to be cut to accommodate the cabling needed to supply the light fixtures on the deckhouse ceiling (to be installed later).

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Yiorgos Papastefanou, under the guidance of Stelios Volyrakis, cuts with a router the grooves to accommodate the cabling.

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All the grooves are now cut.

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Now all the cables have been installed by Stelios Volyrakis.

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The ceiling of the deckhouse, seen from inside the boat. The grooved slats are finished and the cables are ready for the light fixtures.

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In the next phase, marine-grade plywood will be installed over the slats. Mastro-Pachos now takes the preliminary measurements.

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Yiorgos Papastefanou fits a piece of plywood.

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Two layers of plywood are to be installed, the one on top of the other. This will increase the over-all integrity and water-tightness of the whole structure.

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The installation of the second plywood layer continues.

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The installation of the second plywood layer continues.

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The installation of the second plywood layer is finished. Nikos Tryperinas now applies putty.

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Yiorgos Papastefanou screws the deckhouse trimming on the left side.

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Mastro-Pachos fits the trimming on the right side of the deckhouse.

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Nikos Tryperinas fills with sikaflex the gap—left on purpose—between the plywood roof and the trimming of the deckhouse. The reason for leaving a gap is that plywood and the trimming, which is made from Iroko, have different expansion coefficients and when they expand-contract the water-tightness of the joint will be compromised. But the sikaflex filling, being flexible, allows for this expansion-contraction.

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The trimming covering the joint between the deckhouse and the deck.

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Mastro-Pachos fits the door on the hatchway of the deckhouse.

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The new bronze hawser hole, viewed from inside the boat. Before the hawser hole was put in place, a stainless steel re-enforcement plate, of suitable thickness, was installed. Both hawser hole and re-enforcement plate were fabricated and fitted by the Delphinia Machine Shop.

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A hatch for the skylight as well as the railing for the hatchway have been added. Painting is progressing.

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The skylight, still at an early stage of construction.

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The exterior painting is finished.

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The interior painting follows. First, the application of the primer.

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This is followed by Stoppani undercoat.

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Finally the interior of the central deckhouse is painted with an oil-based Stoppani satin paint.

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The interior painting of the bow is finished. It was also painted with an oil-based Stoppani paint, but glossy for the bow interior.

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Round holes are cut to accommodate the port-holes.

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The cuttings for the port-holes seen from the outside.

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The skylight is now finished. Protective bronze railings, however, are yet to be installed.

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Now floorboards are next: for support, strong beams are installed transversely across the lower hull.

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The beams for the floorboards.

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Once the beams are installed, the floorboards are fitted. The floorboards are not screwed in place–this is done to allow for easy removal and for inspection of the bilge.

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Once the beams are installed, the floorboards are fitted. The floorboards are not screwed in place–this is done to allow for easy removal and for inspection of the bilge.

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The large central deckhouse is finally finished!! All of its port-holes are in place.

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The installation of the windlass is also finished. To accomplish this a special mechanism had to be fabricated by the Delphinia Machine Shop.

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This mechanism allows for the simultaneous raising of both anchors. Their chains pass through the hawser holes and fall vertically into the chain locker. In addition, the mechanism allows the hauling of rope line independently from the anchors. This is a very important function for all boats. Up to this day the Delphinia mechanism has served very well. This is due to the skill of the Delphinia Machine Shop personnel.

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