Digging through my left-overs and wood scraps, I realized that I had some other un-milled teak that I could use for the locker door trim. This is dense, heavy material, and I think it’s teak. I bought it at Sailor’s Exchange years ago, when I still had some store credit, and used some of it to build the teak fore-hatch on Cay of Sea. If I ripped strips off of one side of this lumber, it would be much safer than trying to re-mill the piece of decking I had in mind. The width of the board gave me the perfect dimension for the trim.
No fasteners for these thin pieces. Just glue. The challenge is clamping in the right location.
You’ll have to wait for the next post to see the doors trimmed out, as I ran out of daylight today.
A few weeks ago, while worrying over my batteries, I struggled with the old Blue Sea analog volt meter that was on the boat when we bought her. It doesn’t give very accurate information, and is wired up with a poor connection. Not sure why I’ve put up with it this long, as I’ve long thought it would be a simple matter to connect a cheap digital volt meter from Harbor Freight (or some such place) and have it “permanently installed” with the use of a bracket, running wires directly to the the battery bank selector switch.
I began work on that today, cutting tiny little pieces of plywood and trim for the bracket, sized to fit the volt meter.
Have to glue one piece of trim on at a time. This is a little fussy, but who’s in a hurry? I’ve waited 10 years to change this on my boat – guess I can wait a few more days to glue and clamp all the pieces together.