Meanwhile I was busy at the aft end of the cockpit, cutting the scuppers to drain water from the cockpit. These openings fit very neatly between the top of the deck in the cockpit and the underside of the wings each side of the outboard motor bracket, at the outer corners of the transom. With that work completed, I have started on the base structure that will support the insulated fish box that will span most of the width of the cockpit against the transom.
|Completed covers for the flush hatches in the cockpit sole. Those aren't handles in the middle of each cover, they are stiffeners to reduce flexing underfoot.|
|Final layer of high build epoxy on the hull, waiting to be sanded.|
|Inside view of the start of the cockpit scuppers, cut with a 76mm (3") diameter holesaw.|
|Same stage, viewed from outside. The trim-tab actuator will fit between the scupper and the side of the outboard motor bracket.|
|Completed scupper, from inside.|
|Same stage, from outside. The scuppers fit in neatly below the wings of the outboard motor bracket and will be almost invisible from outside.|
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