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Monday, July 25, 2011

Today I Got Some Work Done On The Front and Back...

I ordered some 1/8" aluminium for the bow area of the deck around the anchor windlass. Part of the reason there was so much rot in that area was that every time the anchor hit the deck, it cracked the fiberglass.... To remedy that I have epoxied a big hunk of aluminium into that area.

As I waited for each side to cure a little I tackled the job of getting the dinghy davit brackets off the transom.... That was a tough job but they are now gone.... I am glad I did this as I found that the aluminium that was used to secure the bracket had reacted with the stainless steel bolts that help it on and had rotted half way through... I am replacing the backing plate with 3/8" aluminum and putting some epoxy on it to stop any more disintegration from dis-similar metals...
Another great weather day to get quite a bit accomplished...

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