Monday, 12 March 2012

Good day...

....unseasonally warm and sunny this weekend so a perfect opportunity to get on with some work items....

Another couple of coats inside the tender - she's done now...  yes I know she looks ropey elsewhere - that's the intention - less attractive to the more light fingered brethren...  (though I may still slap some wood preservative on the seat and thwarts.. )



Also got two coats on the rubbing strip - look at the shine on that....


 Separately - screwed in the support batten to complete item 11 - headlining now secure..

The rest of the time was spent doing some fettling and jiggling to get the new speakers mounted...  I've come up with a plan to mount the speakers in a box, on the port side just forward of the switch panel..  the box is made, the circular cut-outs for the speakers cut, so yesterday was time to see how it fitted...  I wanted to make sure of the existing wooden battens to save having to fit some new one's (I can do it but it's a bit of a pain...) - the good news is that it looks pretty good...  I'm going to use some of those oh so useful plastic joinery blocks - one half on the box, one half on the batten, held in place by a couple of nuts (so that I can remove it when I need to...)  The difficult bit is the support of the back of the box - being a boat Pap doesn't have many straight edges - at the moment there's a batten running along the side just below the box - I think the answer will be a couple of wooden wedges that will hold it firmly in place while still making it easy to take out...

Good day... updates in blue - full list in the pages above...
 
2/. Repaint inside of tender..  Finished
5/. Amplifier/speakers to play the MP3 player through Amplifier arrived... speakers arrived... wired into power successfully...  Speaker box built (80% - may box in the ends) time to paint it, fit the speakers and finish installation...
11/. Re-fix port side headlining - it's come undone just inside hatch - just need to re-glue/screw it.. Finished
21/. Rub down and re-coat rubbing strip.. Finished



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