Yikes! Cutting the Hatches

May 5, 2010

Well the day finally came when I had to cut two holes in the deck that I have been working on for months.  You only get one shot at this – one mistake and you live with it forever – well at least for the life of this boat.  As usual, Dave helped me.  We put down painters tape to outline the hatch cuts and to decrease the chance of splintering.  Dave has done this on three other boats  so I was more than glad to let him drill the first hole and go around the first corner with a jig saw.  We used the Japanese pull saw on the straights and the jig saw on the corners.  I am glad to say that it went well.  I stayed on the lines and the cuts all look good – the pull saw worked great for this. 

Now on to the hatch ledge and spacers – hope to get to to do that tonight.

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