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PRE-PLAN AND REVIEW
PROJECT TIMELINE STEPS
* Confirmation of dates the
vessel will be accessible
* Agreement and deadlines
for priority areas
* How and when items will
be removed, transported
and installed

ESTABLISH MARINA ETIQUETTE:
* Anything can fall into the water: protect your tools by tying everything down.
* Let the client know that you need your space. We recommend arranging an
agreement that other contractors will not be on board while you and your
team are on board. Especially due to COVID-19 restrictions, this is an added
layer of safety. Vessel space is usually very tight, and this ensures that a
carpenter won't rest the new cabinets on your client's new saloon sofa.
* Get a primary and secondary contact from your client. You don't want to be
stuck with your team locked out of the vessel or refused entry to the marina
because you are not " on the list. "
* Use a sign-off sheet and have your client approve each stage of the
installation to keep everyone in sync.

Sofas and dinettes
* Will your corner dinette or sofa fit
through the door?
* The L-shaped construction of a sofa
seat and back combo on newer vessels
with hydraulic hinge access to sections
requires extra time for removal,
installation and upholstering.
* Evaluate whether the items should be
transported to the shop or completed
on-site due to vessel constraints.
* Determine whether any sections are
bolted to the floor.
* Decide in advance how you will
approach customers if you find
hidden damages and what you will
charge for repairs.
Carpet/marine flooring
* Know the answer if your customer
asks how many snaps or screws you
are planning to install into a bulkhead.
* Know the hull thickness prior to
drilling/installing new stud screws or
snaps for carpeting, especially in a
V-berth floor or sidewall.
* Consider transitions and finishing
details such as binding around
cabinets, sofas, dinettes and steps
and any access needed to hatches.

Wallpaper, wall panels
and wall surfaces
* Check how many layers of
wallpaper are currently on the wall.
* Find an experienced installer, a
difficult but essential task. Ensure
that the small space, pattern repeat,
hardware, transitions and precise
cuts are noted ahead of time, as
all mistakes will be obvious.
* Review materials with the installer,
especially for padded walls, to
ensure that the material, glue
and wall shape are compatible.
* Decide how you will install wall
panels with accent stitching
and transitions along steps.
* Understand whether molding
or hardware will need to be
removed and whether new
hardware will be installed.
* Arrange for the air conditioning
to be on during the laborious
install process in a small space.
In small spaces, mistakes
in wallpaper pattern repeat, poor
transitions and imprecise cuts will be
obvious. Decide ahead of time how
you will install wall panels with accent
stitching and transitions along steps.

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