Sandra builds the cockpit steering station and adds more deck vents including a chimney for the diesel cabin heater. Next she and Gina fabricate the transom radar arch from steel tubing, add mounts for hand rail and life line stanchions, and hawse holes for mooring lines. Next Sandra starts building the bow pulpit while Gina works on the diesel engine’s exhaust system. With welding completed on the boat exterior, they sandblast the topsides then apply a two-part epoxy paint and a non-skid coating to the decks then mount covers, hatches. fittings, handrails, and the electric anchor windlass. Next, they sandblast, fare and paint the hull. Then its onto installing the Lexan pilot house windows and port lights, deck sail tracks, finishing up the radar arch, attaching the deck stanchions, and completing the bowsprit. For the arch, Sandra engineers an adjustable radar mount, adds companion way doors to the pilothouse and helps Gina install the water tanks, spray foam insulation and panel the pilothouse interior, and install four 8-D batteries. The episode concludes with Sandra completing her first carpentry project, cabin exit ladders.
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