Saturday, 9 January 2021

Companionway Slide | Making The Plastic Runners

It was time fit the plastic runners to the companionway slide.

I covered the pieces of Starboard plastic (yes, that's really its brand name ...) with masking tape and marked up five screw holes in each strip. Like this.


Then  I carefully drilled the holes on the pillar drill, as here.


I countersunk the holes with a cordless drill and drilled pilot holes in the slide.

It was then I realised that I had assumed that the plastic strips were the same length as the slide. They aren't - they are slightly oversize.

As a result the end screws in the runners are very close to the end of the slide. It doesn't matter but it's a bit annoying ...

This is what they look like when fitted.

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