11/4/21 – Drainage update
How am I getting drainage in the aft sealed compartment?
It took a bit of scratching of the noggin and climbing into the boat with the pieces to figure things out.
A two inch flange won’t really fit in the space between the floor support cleat and the keelson section for bulkhead #8.
I figured when I ordered them I would cut the flange down for the aft area. The forward bulkhead will be an easy and flush install.
The flange had three holes so I ended coming up with another plan. I subtracted an arc from the cleat with the handheld belt sander. I cleaned up the epoxy fill around that area and blender a depression in the upper area.
This will get me the lowest water height drainage in this compartment. If I need to ever drain this area, I will need to pull two floorboards aft of the centerboard. It’s a minor inconvenience to get the most water possible out.
I am laughing since I realize many people probably think this guy is going crazy with excess detail. I’m an engineer, an artist, a dreamer, and someone who will overthink things. I am working on anticipating anything and make my life easier in the future. I have not owned a boat before but I want to learn everything as I go through the build process.