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The 25' Black Skimmer

Interior Photos of the 25' Black Skimmer

These first three images were taken during construction. We always paint the cabin top and finish the interior before we install the cabin top. That gives a very clean looking interior and is relatively easy to do.

After installation, the painted cabin top really sets off the Cetoled interior, and makes the space much brighter. Looking forward, that's a ventilation box on the bulkhead with a stiffener below it to help support the mast tabernacle. There's a little storage and ventilation cutout below the well deck in this version of the rig.

Looking to port, we see the stove cabinet with a Wallas 800 kerosene stove/heater installed.

And looking to starboard, the sink cabinet. The little flecks below the windows are bits of sawdust from cutting out the cabin top.

Here it is finished. The wooden box on the left is a step and a seat and conceals a Porta-Potti. The wooden box on the back of the bulkhead to the right conceals the back of the electrical panel. Back under the bridge deck, out of sight, are three Rubbermaid storage containers, batteries, and a water tank. Notice all the fastenings in the cabin top, holding on various rigging bits and hardware. Because we painted the cabin top before installing it, we can't plug or putty these fastenings. They are much stronger like this, anyway, because the full 1/2" of the cabin top is under them.

The Wallas 800 stove has a fan forced air heat feature which is contained in the lid. With the lid closed and the stove on, a fan in the lid circulates the heat coming off the hotplate. The stove runs on mineral spirits.

Here we see the aft starboard corner with its sink and pump. All the cabin lights are LEDs. The solar panel can easily handle the draw from the lamps and instruments.

The view forward, showing the vent box in the forward cabin bulkhead and the berth cushions.

Shooting down the companionway, we see the electrical panels, the berth, and the two seats forward of the galley cabinets. The upper electrical panel is a standard breaker panel. The device below it is the controller for the solar panel.



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