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Broken windsurfing masts (scavenged from shops for free) have been so useful for me over the years.

Have used them for dingy masts, booms, support posts, outrigger and VHF aerial bases and now bulkhead penetrations.

Ready made carbon fibre tubing - and having a tapered shape - there is always a section which is the perfect diameter for a particular job.

Hoping to have the decks down this week.

Seems to be endless opinions on aluminium fuel tank installation.

I have just tried to eliminate the possibility of water trapped between the tank and another surface.  

Have gone with twin tanks so I can play with boat trim.

Have managed to route the tubing without need to cut into any longitudinal stringers.

Motor wiring and hydraulic steering lines will be up underneath the starboard gunnel for access purposes.

Depth sounder (transducer) cable will be port side to avoid 'noise' interference from other wiring.

 

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Slight deviation from the plans from now as I require an elevated deck for fly fishing.

Front deck has a freeboard around ankle height and lower one just above knees (for rougher water) - perfect.

Went with a H90 20mm foam to try and gain some weight back due to the modifications.

Deck panels were vacuum bagged on a piece of 30mm MDF board/table and beams using cryovac bag rolls.

 

 

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