Chicory's Master Head Refit
This picture shows the original master head with drawers and the stabilizer actuator door next to the toilet. The entire head utilized teak trim and drawers. Our plan was to eliminate all wood and convert the bathroom to all white synthetic material.
Demolition begins with the counter top, back splash and removal of all the doors and drawers.
Once the doors, drawers and all fixtures were removed, the pluming and electrical was stripped out of the area.
All old electrical and plumbing openings were filled with plywood that was epoxied in place and covered with multiple layers of fiberglass.
The next step was to fabricate a new front for the drawer and stabilizer fin access door. The fin actuator pin assembly protrudes past the face of the cabinet so the door frame needed to extend past this point to ensure clearance.
We decided one large drawer would meet our needs best along with the fin actuator access door. This is the first part of the assembly.
This image shows the door front frame providing the clearance for the locking pin.
Once the plywood framing was in place it was "wetted-out" with West System epoxy and chopped strand fiberglass.
The dark area at the edges is where the old vanity was ground down to ensure a smooth transition.
The fiberglass was sanded but still showed a pattern from the chopped strand.
After the fiberglass was sanded several coats of fairing compound were applied and sanded to achieve a smooth finish.
Once the fairing compound was sanded smooth, the surface was primed.
Once the two coats of primer were applied, the entire head received three applications of top coat. This was all applied using a roll and tip technique.
After paint, the doors and drawers were installed.
We fabricated the counter-top and back splash from Starboard.
The floor was finished in a marble basket-weave tile.
The head received all new fixtures including toilet and Purasan waste treatment system.
The completed head looking from the master stateroom.
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