Well made a bit of progress today.
Glued this down a couple of evenings ago and could finish mounting the locker bulkhead this evening.
I’ve added the lid for the locker. I’m not impressed with the fit of the lid but I figure I’m spending too much time on it fiddling and I might just fiddle myself into winter without getting 816 wet.
I’m telling myself its for ventilation so the locker doesn’t get musty:-) I did deliberately leave a bit of a gap at the bottom of the bulkhead to allow any water that may get inside to drain.
As I was sanding everything down in preparation for painting I discovered I’d missed taping and epoxying a corner. I had wanted to glue the gudgeons on this evening so I just mixed up a little bigger batch. Just previewed the blog and realize the glare of the wet epoxy looks like the fabric isn’t thoroughly wetted. It is, I had to double check though. I am having some weirdness where the last picture keeps popping into random places in the blog…if you’re seeing two gudgeon pictures my apologies but I’m about to lose patience trying to fix it:-)
After a bit of head scratching on how I was going to hold the gudgeons in place while the glue hardened I came up with this. I did run the pintle rod down the holes just to be sure things lined up. Next time I may drill the holes post gluing them on; I’m not sure if that would work better.
This boat business is getting expensive, I had a hitch installed on the RAV today now I can go looking for a small utility trailer to move 816. I am already thinking the RAV is too small to pull a bigger boat….hmmm maybe I need a pickup to…now wheres that winning lottery ticket:-) ?
-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2