An account of the good life that I am having and have had.....
Friday, March 28, 2014
Fitting the Aft Decks
The plan says Fit Aft Deck before fitting the cabin and cockpit otherwise access will be difficult! So before covering the deck I gave two coats of paint on the inside of the hull. I do not want to be squatting inside a confined space to do the paint job. Next 90 degrees metal joints are screwed on to the 2 by 1 stringers. This is to ensure good and strong joints.
This deck is made from a 6 mm marine ply. Several trial fittings were done to ensure perfect fit. Pieces of wood were added to the stringers to ensure perfect fit .
I had to crawl and "feel" any imperfections before glassing
Biaxial matt and 600 gm CSM were used to join the deck to the side of the boat.
Next a layer of 300 gm glass cloth was laminated with epoxy to the deck.
I have alway been able to do things that I enjoy doing and have a good life. Although I was brought up in the city of Kuala Lumpur but at heart I have always been a hill billy country boy.In my school days I was a member of the 10 KL (Air Scout) Troop.From air scouting I learned to like aircraft and ended up serving in the Royal Malaysian Air Force as a pilot. Later when I completed my service I became a commercial helicopter pilot and is still enjoying the job
Enjoying the Great Outdoors and living a life in harmony with nature has always been my style of living. I always tell my friends that it does not require a lot of money to have a good life but you must KNOW HOW to have a good life.