It reads like all I do is screw off,
At this point I'm crossing my fingers they're straight!
Time to move on to another project.
What a relief the rails lined up.
The TIG was brought out,
All in all it's exactly what we needed,
For now they're perfect for holding up the rain tarp.
working on this boat,
writing this action packed blog.
Well I've got the knack of conveniently
leaving out huge parts of the day!
A month ago I started grinding,
and these seemed 1/4" too big.
Definitely a stall to the project.
Over the weekend,
the time was found to finish up.
the perfect way to get stuff done around the house.
Strep throat and pneumonia!
Check how far they put that q-tip for the swab!
No trick or treating this weekend...
The first time ever.
:( :( :(
Weeks ago I dug into the stainless tube scrap pile,
and welded the end angles.
Since this is a sit down boat,
I kept them low.
Just enough to lean a knee on
or an emergency grab.
Night shot up quick!
It was barely 630.
Not gonna stop now.
I screwed and tacked everything in place,
with the good old single light bulb...
Here's where it skewed towards work boat level,
as I tried stick welding the thin tube and thick plate.
It worked ok but I should have had more patience,
as it was obvious 3 308 sticks weren't going to cut it.
The outboard seemed to sit a little low at plane.
There was one hole left to raise it.
No child labor tonight!
I rested the outboard on wood chunks,
and used the trailer jack to bump it up.
|custom side rails - boston whaler 16/17|
The 1.5" tubing doesn't leave room for error.
and I kinda rushed through the welds.
Definitely not yacht standards here...
First problem is welding 3/16" plate to thin tube,
second problem not the best fit,
third problem welding past the stick globs,
fourth problem trying to finish in half the time!
|boston whaler 16/17 work boat|
a little security on such a shallow hull.
The 5200 adhesive should glue them on good,
together with side through-bolts and top screws.
a hack job with the cheesy bender.
I may throw it on,
keeping that same angle with the side tubes.
|never ending project - boston whaler 16/17 with yamaha 90 2-stroke|
Non-boat stuff comin next!