It just wasn’t right…I could feel it in my bones. Remember, if anything can go wrong, it will go wrong if I’m within 20 feet of the problem. My life experience has taught me this. Like the time I rode Todd Treasures motorcycle in 4th grade without asking…long story but it turned out bad; or the time I flipped my bicycle trailer while descending at 34 mph down a wet hill on the Oregon Coast. The experiences go on and on.
I knew the center board bolt would come winging out on me when I least expected it, if I didn’t come up with a solution to this problem.
Thanks to many for their input on the Scamp forum. I settled on this simple solution.
Then I drilled out the outside of the block with a counter sink bit. I plan to use 1 1/4″ ss screws. They protrude through the block 5/8″. I calculated the thickness of the case at this point to be 3/4″. Notice I offset the counter sink holes, holding them up toward the top of the block a bit. This allows better access in hatch #5 to set the screws.
One of these days, any day now, I won’t have anything left to build.