Sunday, July 14, 2019

Consoles of 27ft Sportfisherman

In my last post about Kevin Agee's 27ft sportfisherman project I was cutting the parts for the pod on which the helm will be mounted. Kevin glued the parts together while I was away at the Wooden Boat Show in Mystic Seaport, CT. Then last weekend I completed the shaping and sanding. Last week Kevin applied six coats of epoxy, to be followed by at least eight coats of varnish.
The helm pod, shaped with hand tools then sanded, ready to receive epoxy coatings.
Helm pod with the wheel in the approximate position.
The sapele helm pod with epoxy coatings. Many coats of varnish to come.
Kevin has been working on the anchoring system for the leaning post and console and on the hatches that will give access to the fuel tank plumbing connections. The tank will be anchored to the hull structure under a large removable flush panel in the deck below the console. Hinged plastic watertight access panels inside the console and leaning post are fitted into the flush panel for quick access.
Hinged wateright access panel over front of fuel tank, inside the console. A similar one is inside the leaning post, over the aft end of the tank.
The console and leaning post will be bolted to the deck with 2x2x1/4" aluminium angle brackets. These have been cut to fit the spaces, then acid washed before coating with aluminium primer/barrier coat, then paint. The aluminium tank will receive similar protective treatments.
2x2x1/4" Aluminium angle anchors for the leaning post and console, after acid-washing.
Now they have been coated with a sprayed aluminium primer/barrier coat.
Kevin has also laid out and cut the holes for the many rod holders that this boat will have in the sidedecks. Two on each side will serve as mounting positions for the rather nice bait board supplied by Stainless Boatworks in Australia. The others are angled incrementally to fan out the rods along each side.
Console and leaning post in position for checking fastener positions for bolting to the deck. Rod holder holes have been cut through the sidedecks.
This model of bait board has been supplied by Stainless Boatworks in Australia, dropping into rod holders in the sidedecks.
The holes for this hardware will be sealed with multiple layers of epoxy resin for waterproofing, before painting hull and deck.

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