alright, been a little haphazard this week. finished up pre-spring break school work, and heading out of town for a week next week, but still chipping away at things. I'm getting a little out of order on a couple things, mostly due to household noise ordinances (a recurring theme for a lot of my projects).
Got the center part of the transom all buttoned up, after the hardware I ordered from grainger came in. Gotta love having one of their big hubs 10 min from home.
got bolts that would let me countersink the heads so the transom looks a little smoother on the outside. worked well. There will be more through-bolts towards the sides, but they will do double duty holding on the mounts for the launching wheels. Speaking of which: sneak peek at the launching wheels that will get finished up once I can run power tools
since I hit a stand still on those for the afternoon, the helpers and I hit up the big orange box for some flooring materials, and a little bit of rattlecan to test out. Forgot to take pictures of the foam underneath the floor, but it's not rocket surgery. Cut pink foam board to size, put in boat. Started cutting the FRP to size, and to fit around the ribs while taking a few coloring breaks. Ended up using a big ol' pair of tinsnips to cut the stuff. 2/10 would not recommend. Actually, its kind of nice for small cuts or touch up, but for the long cuts it's about as fun as a kick in the plums. whatever, done now. Obviously, gloves recommended due to the "f" in frp.
Next, my NDT team (hopefully they don't forget the "N") conducted structural integrity tests on the new floor.
Honestly, Really pleased with the frp over foam. Real thin, pretty light and the walkability is great. I imagine it will only feel better once the floor is bolted down and EVA flooring put down. Exciting stuff. I know it's out of order, because I will likely cut this flooring up a little when framing goes in, so that it is removable without taking the framing out, but oh well, one circular saw cut and we're good. Just wanted to make what progress I could.
Hoping I can take a few more good bites out of this before leaving town. Dr. MyWife and I are ditching the kids with my folks and going hiking in Bryce Canyon Ntnl Park for several days. Can't wait.