Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Fitting Companionways and Trampoline Rails

Here is a view of the installed companionway hatch on the starboard hull. The hatch slides on a piece of stainless steel tubing mounted in teak blocks attached to the cabin roof.

To attach the sides of the aft trampoline to the decks, we are installing toe rails that will have lashing holes drilled for lacing the trampoline. To build these strong enough and still have them conform to the curvature of the deck, we are using glued-up laminates clamped in place. When the epoxy cures the rails can be removed for shaping, sanding and drilling, then re-installed with lags into the sheer clamp.

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