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April 10th, 2005

Got the port and starboard wheelhouse decks mostly done this weekend. Drilled holes for PVC electrical run on both sides and got the edges all precoated with epoxy. Glued and screwed both decks to the hull and filled in any gaps at the side of the hull to deck joint. Still need to fillet and tape. I'm really pleased with the installation of the two side portions of the wheelhouse deck. With the deck securely screwed in a the sides, cuddy bulkhead and the stringers and webstringers, the deck is stiff. Feels really secure.

Also glassed both sides of the rear wheelhouse bulkhead. Rounded over door opening, and precoated edges of bulkhead. Have temporarily put it into place to check fit and to attache 2x2s for keeping the bulkhead flat. This is going to require a tiny bit of a trim and rounding of the bottom port side of the bulkhead, as well as trimming the roof/side connection.

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