Time to get this party started!
We are very close to departing for our summer adventure and installing the generator is THE last project yet to be completed…for now. We’ll be using it only when needed while at anchor but the main reason for the gas beast was a ‘just in case’ there was a repeat of last summer when cranking battery died and we had to enter an unfamiliar marina under sail (story here)
We had hoped to secure a piece of marine starboard for the transome support but there wasn’t enough time to order, receive and cut to fit, so marine plywood was used as a stop gap measure. Two layers of primer and two layers of epoxy paint to protect.
Because we are now living on the water, a couple of saw horses borrowed at the club to paint and our tow beast trunk to stow the piece while it dried to keep free of dust became the workshop of choice.
These two ‘starboard’ pieces are actually salvaged from my daughter’s cutting board but they will make the perfect bracket for the transome support.
One last check to make sure fit was perfect and mark the height to apply the brackets.
The brackets were smeared with 3M 4000 them screwed in place each side of the transome.
…and ready to GO!
Hard to imagine that all this gear was necessary to apply 4 screws but it actually was. It’s going to take an organizational wizard to make this work. (wink! wink!)
- 3/4″ Marine Plywood
- Epoxy Paint
- 3/4″ Starboard for supports
- 3M 4000
- 4 x SS screws
- 4 x SS eyelets
- 8 x SS 3/4″ screws
- 8 x SS springs washers
- Butyl tape
- Lashing Straps