zondag 12 oktober 2008

wignet rail cutouts + transom

To make uniform cutouts in the wingnet rails, I used a piece of aluminium angle as a guide for the (metal)saw. The angle is cut off at 45 degrees on my table saw.

By accurately marking the widest points of the cutouts (36 mm wide) and keeping the low edge of the alu guide more or less at a uniform distance from the hullside below the rails, it is not too difficult to get nice uniform cutouts.Although mounting the outboard bracket on the aft panel of the cockpit seat as plans advice is probably the most sensible thing to do, I'm just not ready (yet?) to cut away a big part of the hull to make room for the outboard leg. Instead I'll mount the motor on the transom. The setup will be something like this.