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Old May 25, 2015, 08:10 PM
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The last few day I have spent some time on and off making 6 portholes for the hull. After turning them I made a jig to hold them in the vice to drill 8 small holes (.025) in each one. I used a bolt circle program to calculate the positions of the holes. Then used my milling machine and a digital readout to drill the holes. The portholes are smaller than a dime. It was very time consuming. After the hull is painted the port holes will be glued and pined to the hull.

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Old May 25, 2015, 08:20 PM
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That looks Perfect, they will compliment the hull Well ~
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Old May 26, 2015, 01:26 AM
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That looks Perfect, they will compliment the hull Well ~
Agreed! Another masterpiece in the works!
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Old May 26, 2015, 01:31 AM
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Very nice Ed. They look great.
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Old May 27, 2015, 02:10 PM
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Ed, I love the work you do with a lathe and mill. Very time consuming but the results are worth it for sure!
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Old May 27, 2015, 09:08 PM
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Thank's for the comments I appreciate them.

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Before the raised deck is installed I made a compartment for ballast. I also epoxied a board onto one of the frames with a slot in it to capture a plywood panel for the electronics to be mounted onto.

The raised deck is epoxied to the frames with West Systems epoxy and fared to the hull. I had to use some Bondo to fare the deck to the hull.

The last picture shows the plywood panel in place over the ballast compartment. It will be secured with a thumb screw.

The next step is to fiber glass the deck.
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Man that's the Cleanest interior I've ever seen ~
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