Summer in Baltimore - 2017
Jul 5 thru Jul 9
|One of the two brothers that own and operate Magic Sleeper |
is helping me load our new mattress into our car.
Thursday, July 6, was a very rainy day and I've discovered what I like about rainy days. Rainy days are like nature's way of giving me permission to "kick back" and slow down.
|This photo was taken looking through the engine access door in |
the quarter berth. The photo was taken with my iPad and no
additional lighting. The LED light, mounted under the
cockpit floor, is quite bright and floods the area well.
Installing this light required some unusual maneuvers since access in this area is somewhat limited. I had to tape the mounting screws to a stubby screw driver to be able to get the mounting screws installed.
The new engine room light has an aluminum housing and is 5-1/4"
long and 2-5/8" wide. It protrudes from the ceiling above
the engine by only 5/8". It has 3 LED bulbs
and is rated at 12 watts.
The light fixture was purchased on Amazon. I used the existing wiring which was generously sized for a 12-volt, 10-watt, incandescent bulb. Of course, the LEDs produce a lot less heat and provide more lumens.
On Saturday, July 8, while Maggie was away at a family picnic in northern New Jersey, I continued to work on the cockpit seat extensions by cutting and drilling the aluminum bars to be used for the supports.
|The test fit up shown above was done with just two carriage bolts |
between the boards and the aluminum bars. There are
actually two rows of carriage bolts on each end.
This is the fit up of the port side
cockpit seat extension.
|I painted the epoxy-coated boards on the dock using |
Interlux-brand polyurethane paint.
Today, Sunday, July 9, I'm taking it easy except for getting another coat of paint on the cockpit seat extension boards. I'm hoping that 2 coats of paint will be enough--we'll see tomorrow morning....
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