Category: Floors

Final Floors: Part I

The current floorboards have been around since the early days of the project (once floor supports were installed). They were cut from cheap non-marine grade C/D-X plywood, and have been trimmed/cut over time to accommodate things as the build evolved. Included…

Towards a More Healthier Color

Spent the weekend finishing up the sub-floor in the forward salon. Got the pads that will support the floorboards all level and flush. Also took to the bilge with some paint. Including the forward tank compartments.   Took final tank…

Final Battery Box Dryfit

The picture sequence shows how the battery box is installed. 1. Supports (there will be a tank underneath, and yes, the bilge will be painted) 2. Box, lid, sidecleats hold down the lid 3. Fiberglass cross members thru-bolt the cleats…

Battery Box Dryfit

Got the battery box roughed together and fitted. These will be the main house battery bank. The battery box will be in the forward center compartment under the main salon floor in place of a fresh water tank normally designed…

Final Battery Box Design

We have come to a final design for the battery box. It can accomodate up to six size 4D batteries or fourteen golf cart batteries. The overall height is about 15 inches which means it can handle the taller golf…

Aquadrive/Final Drive is IN!

…with the mounts compressed to recommended tightness. I had to remove a couple shims and flatten the back of the stern tube a bit (with a file) to get things precisely aligned. But the shaft now free-spins on it’s cutless…