There are a lot of ways to build the CB case. It has been a blessing to read and see how others have accomplished this step. I have the advantage of reading and learning from those who have gone before me. I decided to build the CB case on the bench prior to installing it in the boat. I believe this will make it easier for me to build and keep the panels properly aligned. I was not confident in my ability to drill a perpendicular hole through four panels after the case was installed in the boat, so I’m going about this a little differently. The line route for the CB uphaul needs to be designed also. After playing with several slopes, I finally decided on a very subtle slope back into the case as the best line and water control route. The actual hole will be drilled after installation and run through BH4.After thinking a few nights about how to keep the panels properly aligned, I decided to start with all the layers sandwiched together and indexed by the CB bolt running through the existing holes in the stack. I drew lines to index the panels for future alignment.I fixed this position with 4 screws to hold all four layers securely together.I then drilled out the existing holes on the drill press with a 3/4″ oversized forsner bit.I then coated all the holes with unthickened epoxy and followed that up with thickened epoxy. The stones keep the panels laying flat on the bench to keep the epoxy from running out the bottom of the holes. I use duck tape on the back sides of the panels. Once cure, I’ll sandwich the panels together again using screws in the holes drilled earlier. I’ll then drill out the epoxied holes to accept the brass bushings, leaving an epoxy ring around the bushings to prevent water penetration into the wood. I’ll then glass/epoxy all panels and begin to build the case, using the CB bolt through the holes to maintain proper alignment. This system seem to make sense to me, I’ll report how it all works out upon completion.