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Ken Stone - Night Heron


Ken Stone - Night Heron

I won't bore you with any more for the time being, though I do want to send you some close-ups of the hatches and deck fittings. I tried to incorporate what I considered the best of the factory stuff (VCP hatches & nylon 'mushroom' recessed deck fittings). I am especially pleased with the deck fittings - I came up with a design, that was quick, easy, and repeatable. I ended up plunging a series of 'cups' into mahogony stock to receive the nylon fittings using a plunge router with an appropriately sized round nose bit. I then used a circular cutter with an appropriately sized pilot bit to both cut out the plunged plug and to drill a pilot hole for insertion of a threaded brass insert. I then glassed the plug into the deck and finished. The nylon fittings are then installed using stainless steel machine screws. Ken Stone

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