|Day 114||Put in swimdeck bottom and back plate|
|We did make progress today, although it doesn't look like much ! I left the aft edge of the platform oversize until we can see how it will flow into the vertical. We also decided to reinforce the center with a piece of 1" angle as Gena was afraid it may suck downward when she welded it to the transom. As can be seen, it fit in nicely, that is after we trimmed it a bit, again!|
|Using some what
was almost was scrap, 1/8" thick 12" wide
strips of plate, we marked cut and bent into place the
aft vertical edge of the swim deck. They went in with
some resistance as they also had to twist outwards near
the bottom. Getting the curve cut right took a couple of
tries on the first one.
It was necessary that they be inset into the hull plate rather than sitting on top, so a soft edge could be ground away later. Better it be ground off the thick plate!
Family came out to visit thwarting any further work for the day.
That's ok though, we were tired out anyway ;o)
Lookin good so far!
6 hours - Put in swim deck plate and vertical plate on aft