|As designed in the drawing|
ConstructionI will let the pictures speak...
|Initial gluing of "floor" and cleats.|
|View looking down from the deck access hatch|
|Pre-painting the inside locker before walling off|
|Testing chain "free fall", through the tube, into lower chain locker|
|Fresh paint. It will never look this clean again.|
|How about some (sample) chain?|
|Final wall installation. Access hatches installed.|
Comments on this installationInstallation was tedious and annoying for a 6 foot + person being cramped up into the small bow area. For this reason, using structural adhesive (Plexus), instead of fiberglass and resin, made installation much easier and less messy.
The "floor" and the "wall" pieces were cut from fiberglass reinforced Coosa board. To help improve resistance against wear and tear from falling heavy chain, the surfaces of the Coosa pieces were pre-laminated with random chopped strand mat fiberglass and resin..