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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Centerboard uphaul pipe and filling 2 oval holes

The same day as the the centerboard re-drilling, I had some leftover epoxy, so I did 2 other tasks.

Firstly, I installed the copper tube for the up haul line.
I drilled a hole and put in the copper that I had picked up.
Copper tube with 1/4" dowels wrapped in tape.

I used dowels covered in packing tape to hold the tube where I wanted it. Then I used a plumb bob and a peen hammer to round over the copper pipe.

Second, I cut oval filler boards and glued them into bulkhead 6.
Ovals dry fit

Ovals in place
You'll notice that I haven't filleted the area afore of bulkhead 6. That's because that area is going to be dropped. When I cut the sole plate, I'm going to cut that part and glue it against the hull bottom. This will give me a deeper foot well. However, one of the requirements is that the still be an 8 foot sleeping surface. So I will build a removable floor plate. Right now the plan to put in a pair of elvstrom auto bailers in the fore part of the floor, but I'll deal with that later.

I also ordered all the hatches that I will need. Watch the next few posts.

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