|Day88||Put up a bulkhead aft of pilothouse|
|The bug got us!
It's in the middle of Febuary, normally a brutally cold
month in Alberta, and we're out working on the boat! We
heard on the weather that we'd be gettin to +10 today, so
we got some last minute 1/8" plate, ( that's a story
on it's own ) and new clamps etc the night before. Ready
to go at a moments notice!
The pic above shows what we learned from a 5 second segment of a professional boatbuilder on That's boating TV! We used gluegun glue to stick each peice on which works great when it's not too warm out.
Bulkhead is cut from batten pattern, very accurate!
|It does take a
bit of thought though as to where exactly to put the
sticks. For the other side we will use a few more on the
radius as that was where the ( slight ) error occured.
Normally the bulkhead could be set on top of the
stringers, but as we would like this bulkhead to be
watertight, seating it to the hull seemed a better idea
than piecing it together with flat bar after.
Pic to left shows plate marked by the batten. ( We may use it for plants in the spring hehe! )
into place, into the stringer slots, proved to be the
most difficult task of the day, partially because of our
taped down tarp pulling at the top of the plate, and
partially because both of us are maybe a teeny weeny bit
out of shape!
Anyway the bulkhead ( left ) is 4' wide and 10' high ( to the pilothouse roof)
We're going again tomorrow if it stays warm
|The day left us wishing that spring was here, but winter is sure to return... or is it?|
Put in aft bulkhead on port side, had fun :o))