Thursday, May 8, 2014

Fitting the cockpit .....

Preparation and preparation....The cockpit which had been completed many months back is now prepared to be joined to the aft beam. Minor size adjustment is done by using the grinder. As the item is bulky to be lifted by one person I had the fortune of getting two students doing their diploma course in Marine cargo handling to assist me.

Fine trimming with the grinder.

The cockpit is supported by bricks. A water level is made so that the cock pit is not loop sided.

More trimming...

The cockpit had to be raised and lowered several times to get a good fit.
Once it is well fitted, thickened epoxy is used to bond the cockpit to the aft beam. Of course clamps are used to ensure a good fit.

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