|Batter compartment under the girls berth- Before|
We now have a safe, secure and tidy home for the battery bank. Mark built and installed the ribs in order to get the batteries up off the curved bottom of the hull. He then built trays out of hardwood, painted them and installed them with stainless steel brackets. He's made a hardwood frame with stainless steel brackets to fit on top so the batteries will be well secured.
This being a Captain Perfecto project, it has of course spawned two additional projects. The water heater in the forward left of the photo is according to Mark "looking tired" so of course he is now going to replace it. That wasn't on the list but if I comment on that fact I will only be stealing his joy. There is nothing worse than stealing another person's joy so I will just say "okay", hide my fear of never leaving the docks because the boat is never finished and start researching water heaters.
|Ribs for hold in progress- this will hold the battery trays level|
|Ribs installed, ready for painting and installation of battery trays|
|Painted, installed, secured and ready for new batteries and the top frame|