We spend a couple of weekends installing new cedar siding on the Monk’s interior walls. We put down some new carpet, install some mahogany trim and re-install the Red Dot cabin heater.

Above – the old interior before the new helm station, new steering, new carpet and new cedar siding.

Western Red Cedar, ripped to .300 thick, screwed, not glued, screw holes plugged.

First of 5 coats of Schooner 96 varnish. Mahogany trim pieces milled and being fitted.

New access panel doors fabricated from mahogany plywood, trimmed in cedar and mahogany, varnished and installed.

Five coats of varnish.

Following photos below show the re-installation of the Red Dot cabin heater.

The heater hose connections on the Yanmar diesel are cleverly disguised, took me a while to discover they were staring me right in the face – duh!

30 feet of heater hose from Bonney Lake Auto Parts which I love because they have a working cat named Turbo who is supposed to be the mouser, but she’s pretty fat for a mouser!

Running the hose under the new floorboards. I think everything on this boat is new now 🙂

Connect the hoses to the Yanmar, above – then connect the wiring for the two-speed heater blower motor, below.

Tidy up the hoses.

Then fill the hoses and heater with coolant prior to connecting to the engine to prevent a lot of air entering the Yanmar’s cooling system.

Re-assemble cabin – crank engine, turn on heater, works great!!

Photos below of cabin interior sides before the restoration – old veneer door panels used as interior panels – damned ugly!