Monday 19 April 2021

Drain Holes | Marking Up

I decided to drill the drain holes in various parts of the boat while I was making holes in the hull.

I could not see inside compartments to check where the holes would emerge inside the boat, so I used a pair of small but powerful magnets - one inside and one outside the boat - to show where to mark in the holes. This would prevent drilling into a fillet or a bulkhead, for example.

Here is a cockpit seatback drain hole location marked on a piece of tape, and one of the magnets.

I also marked up where the 20mm drain holes should go in the cockpit footwell, as here.

I am nervous about drilling the holes in the footwell. 20mm is a big hole and there is a good chance that the transom could get damaged.

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