The Naiad Voyages

Mark Austen

2016.12.31 - More runners on the Main Hatch

So, the last task of the year, putting the bottom runners on the main hatch. A small and quick job that will stop the hatch from being lifted off.

The bottom runner, constructed from a piece of 7mm x 15mm Sapele cut to length, glued and nailed to the bottom edge of each side of the hatch as can be see here, is the last piece of the main hatch construction.

The bottom runner fits under the main runners as shown.

I'll need to do some trimming once the glue has set as the hatch now binds on the starboard side about half way open but that will have to wait for the New Year.