Wednesday, December 16, 2015

X Marks A Spot

The sore throat is healing. After supervising the electricians installing a dedicated circuit to the Boat Cave (I know next to nothing about electricity) and after getting almost the last Christmas package to the Post Office, I decided to figure out where the boomkin mount goes.

First, I had to make some adjustments to the 75mm x 45mm hole previously cut in the transom for the boomkin.

The opening needs some cleaning up and some epoxy/fiberglass treatment but I think the size is correct - at least it fits the boomkin I built.

The location on the starboard seat is marked with a blue-tape X.

If this exact location needs refinement, at least I know where to install the doubler.

So, here's the boomkin/mount held in place.

I need a shorter bolt. I also need to sand the boomkin just a bit to accommodate the two inside washers. But, those are pretty minor adjustments. Also, obviously, the cockpit seats have not been permanently installed.

Tomorrow: fitting the forward platform decking.


  1. Bob, with the boom in in place as per the plans, does its end line up with centerline of the boat?

    1. There is a detail on the boomkin drawing: end of the boomkin is 200mm off the centerline. This lines the end of the boomkin up with the mizzen mast step. So, while X marks the spot, I'll have to fine tune the alignment when installing the mount.

  2. Oops, I see that now. So it lines up close with the mizzen? Great progress lately by the way!

    1. Lining it up with the mizzen is my guess as the mizzen step is 200mm off the centerline, too.

      Thanks - the Boat Cave is helping!