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Waanderlust Project--Phase II | Tuesday, May 10, 2011

After some preliminary work to set up staging and prepare some tools, I got to work in the cabin removing the old Atomic 4 engine foundation, which I wanted to complete immediately before I cleaned up the rest of the boat after her winter storage. 

The old fiberglass engine support arrangement was too narrow for the new engine, not very well secured, and we wanted the ability to manipulate the engine's position to optimize access in the new construction, so it made the most sense to completely remove the old foundation and start from scratch.


The old foundation came out easily with a reciprocating saw, leaving rough edges that I cleaned up with a grinder.  I chose an arbitrary location (for now) in the surrounding fiberglass bulkhead ring to cut the lower edge of the bulkhead just outboard of the old foundation's location; later, I'd fine-tune these cuts according to the position of the new foundations, and make further improvements to the space.


Total Time Billed on This Job Today:  1.5 hours

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