The adventures of the vessel "The Hard Six" and the man owned by her!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Furring Strips

 One of the upgrades I wanted to make on the boat was to remove the old 12v lighting and replace it with new 12v LED lighting. While I was at it, I figured I could make it more of a focal point of the new cabin. In order to do that, I had to install some furring strips to attach the new light fixtures on to . Here's a few photos:

Head fixture

Main Cabin

In the forepeak

All the strips were initially held in place using West System G5 Epoxy. Then once dry, I tabbed them in using fiberglass strips and used West System epoxy to make sure they were permanent.

There were three main fixtures: One in the head, one in the main cabin, and one to cover the backing plate for the anchor and pulpit hardware.

Just a word to the wise... Working with epoxy above your head is messy. Don't just wear gloves and a mask. You'll want goggles too. Trust me.

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