After completing my anchor
windlass installation, my mate's first comment was "the motor is an
eyesore". (Thanks honey........)
So I considered building a box similar to what Mike Smith did with
his anchor windlass
installation. But just about that time, a new issue of Mainsheet
arrived and I saw an idea we both liked better. That idea was from a
C30 owner, but who says C34 owners cannot learn a thing or two from our
cousins. Here's the final result.
Getting there took patience and determination and a lot of weekends.
First I needed fairly accurate dimensions. I tried just measuring
everything but wasn't terribly confident. So I decided a template
would be better. And what better way to make a template than cardboard
and masking tape.
Assembled the teak planks on a smooth finished birch plywood backing.
Cut to slightly larger than the templates dimensions. Test fitted.
Trimmed where needed and test fitted again. Marked the cabinet doors
cutouts with masking tape to get a feel for them during the test fitting.
Finally cut the door openings and assembled the custom doors (from louver
door kit materials). Sanded, stained, and oiled the wood. Then
installed on Rose.
Last modified by Mark Elkin, Sunday, August 14, 2005 . Copyright © 2005 by Catalina 34 International Association. All rights reserved.