vberth panels

Published date: May 29, 2009
  • Boat Type: Boat Type

Although replacing the light "plastic" v-berth cover panels with plywood is the prevailing and most likely the best best method to keep from falling into the water ballast compartment when climbing through the front hatch, I did not feel like cutting/sanding/sealing/staining/painting etc so I used a some light aluminum strips (on the top) thick enough that I could countersink the 3/4 inch #6 flat head nuts and bolts, crazy glue (don't use sets/drys to fast) and epoxy (use one that sets in 15 - 20 minutes) and a light aluminum angle (on the underside) to keep them from bending in the center and falling through. I believe the glue/epoxied combination is helpful in creating a better resistance to bending than the 3 individual materials just bolted together. I cut away the angle so the aluminum ran all the way to the edge. Total time - about 2 1/2 hours and cost about $30 in materials (I had the glues and screws so it is an estimate)

Published by: tangentair


Model Year: 2006
Photo Caption: vberth panels

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