I was looking around in old parts boxes today when I found these really kewl hinges. I examined them for a bit and right before I tossed them back in the box I had an epiphany. Instead of spending 60-70$ on a RAM mount why don't I just build my own. I needed some thing that wouldn't tear the cover when it was on, so this is what I came up with. I still lack a locking mechanism. I was thinking about a sliding window sash lock or touch catch.
Short little video of the little things we've gotten done so far.
The transom is pretty much done. I used rust-oleum marine topcoat in oyster white and mixed in about 3/4 bottle of Castin'craft brown pigment. It was meant for polyesters and epoxy so I figured it would work in this application. I got as close as I could get to the boat's base colour. It has two coats here. Tomorrow I'll sand it a bit and roller the final coat.
See more pics here.
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Cleaned out the rotten transom and filled it with carbon-core. It's a short video mostly in high speed. They'll get more detailed when we're back in the boat working, Next part of the repairs will involve the 3D printer.