Below, a 6″ x 24″ x 3/8 ply backing plate for the lower lee board pivot mount. Michalak shows this glued and screwed to the cabin wall which is 1/4″ ply. In an abundance of caution, I added this plate inside the cabin. The 3 star drive (T40) heads you can see are for 3″ x 1/4″ exterior construction screws; there is a 4th one behind the bulkhead at the right of the photo…



Meanwhile, the upper lee board slot calls for through bolts; there are 7 x 1/4″ carriage bolts here.


Another view…IMG_20160517_161638429-001

Washers and lock nuts under the wales with filler piece (primed).IMG_20160517_161950127-001


Below, leeboard bolted up (nut not tightened fully yet) and re-tested for proper function.




Per video below, it works as intended!

Un Abrazo,



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