Thursday, May 27, 2010

Cab-Over New wood (12/29/08)

After weeks of working an hour or two here,.. and then an hour our two there; I finally have something to install.

Photo from underside of new stuff going in!

The 4 x 8' sheet of 3/4" ply directly over the cab, had been epoxy resin'd on both sides/taped with fiberglass cloth on edges and recovered on its underside with the original 'Filon' fiberglass outer skin.

All has been replaced on the underside and the very front/lower section/, has been completely rebuilt. Not a tough thing to do...this is all simple carpentry. When possible, I screwed and glued, using fasteners as well as Liquid Nails ..Heavy.Duty. adhesives in--10 oz tubes.

When reinstalling the lower 3/4" ply to the box tubing of the side sections, I used new self taping flat head machine screws installed in NEW holes(pre-drilled)and 3M's 5200 Adhesive Sealant to make sure everything stays as put!

Some of the wood in the very front end-near and around the window, but below it, was badly rotted away. All of this was replaced.

We are heading back to our boat in Guatemala in 2 days, so have wrapped up this project for a few weeks and will do some more in the last week of January. Brrrr.......

Till then, Tarps cover everything and we are off to

Later folks! Hope you are all having a wonderful holiday.

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