Fritz 2


Fritz, a 14' Handy Cat


Project Schedule:  May 2020

Project Scope:  Repair centerboard trunk; repair broken seat; miscellaneous maintenance and upgrades

Project Complete:  23 Total hours

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May 12, 2020

Fritz 2


During a short work session, I completed the repair to the port cockpit seat.  I got started by unclamping the glue-up I’d finished earlier, then running the assembly through the planer on both sides to reduce its thickness by nearly half, from about an inch to start, down to a final dimension of 9/16″ thick to match the existing seat slats.

Now I could lay out the shape of the replacement board using the mirror-image starboard side as a pattern.

Thus marked, I cut out the shape and smoothed and finished the top edges of the new plank with sandpaper.

Shaping complete, I secured the new plank to the remaining part of the port seat with two screws at each cleat location, and bunged the screw holes.

Exhausted by the long hours and brutal work, I turned in for the day.  (Actually, I had other business to attend to away from the shop in the afternoon.)

Total time billed on this job today:  2 hours

0600 Weather Observation:  Mostly cloudy, 40°.  Forecast for the day:  Becoming mostly sunny, 54°