Friday, March 18, 2016

Bunk progress & Oops, March 18, 2016

Progress has been slower than ideal, I have been dealing with my domestic hot water heater, and work for some reason expects me to show up if I want to get paid, but at least I can bank some of the overtime. I cut the two 3/4 inch pieces of plywood that make up the bunk, although I need to decide how to lift them up (do I cut a hand hold, attach a strap or something else?) and trim the edge that will hit the crosspiece when being opened.
   The other detail I discovered was the the top port side of the saloon to bunk bulkhead is 1" farther forward than the rest of the bulkhead. Unfortunately, I have glued enough bits at the bottom and cut the pieces on the bunk side to fit that I will not be able to completely correct this without a lot of work. Luckily, it is a cosmetic problem, not structural, so other than adding time while I adjust cuts in the area to the actual rather than theoretical dimensions, it is not that big a deal.
Also, the cross piece midway up the bunk to front hold bulkhead, is slightly crooked, but will easily do its job of reinforcing where the deck on the front attaches, and strengthening the area where the front tabernacle will attach