Forward Deck BoardThis board holds all the hardware and the mast ring.
The through hull fittings are turned down to custom size, rounded and polished.
The old board only had 2 through hull fittings. After reading up on CAT boat rigging I decided to prepare for 5.
These are "left over" teak pieces from the floor boards.
For ones I tried Gorilla glue on teak. Seemed to work very well but time will tell.
The with is now cut to 6 1/2 and the board is planed down. The edges are "routered" round 1/4.
With a circle around the center I measured the position of the through deck fittings. They are aligned symmetrical to the center line.
The holes are drilled through the mast support plate. I believe this should hold....