With the mast box built and glued to BH3, I was ready to move forward with the installation of BH 1-3. Stem installed with cleating.I used a sharpie to mark each of the cleats. They all need two coats of epoxy and routered edges. Mast box and BH 3 installed and filleted.BH 2 installed plus cleating on both sides of the stem installed. You can see the fiberglass I wrapped around the lower mast box in this photo. More stem cleating installed.Glass wrapped around the top of the mast box. Ready for BH 1.I used the supplied plywood panels to properly align all bulkheads.
Notice the deck support piece clamped in this photo. Where does it describe the installation of this piece in the manual? To my knowledge, it doesn’t. I had the support beams filleted and then just happened to stumbled onto this piece. Fortunately, the fillet had not cured. I removed the sides and bottom fillet just in time to glue up and install this piece. The top of the deck supports joining BH 2. I kept this area clean for installation of the deck top to come later. Sure glad I found this BH 2 support piece in time to install before the fillet set up.
Just one step of a time, keeps things moving forward.