Monday July 18, 2016 Jenner CA.
A paddle at Jenner CA.
I put my boat in the water at Jenner this morning and paddled across to this spot by Penny Island to decide which way to go for he day. The fog was waffling around a bit, mostly clearing off as I decided to paddle on down along the side of the island and head to the river’s mouth area to see what’s happening down that way.
I headed on over to the boat ramp and went on home for the day.
Working on the van’s engine compartment braces
I was eager to get the braces I’d started making the other day finished. I needed to weld some more stuff onto them and do some more fitting and paint them.
I added the long tongue on the drivers side and made the slider for it which you can see on the ground by the left bracket. I also drilled the holes in the bottoms of them and drilled holes for some pop rivets which will fasten them to the engine compartment and make it all strong.
I think this is better than the store bought stuff
Here’s the tongue slid into the slider piece just to check things out. I haven’t drilled the holes in the slider piece yet, as I’m just testing for fit. The slider will be pop riveted to the engine compartment later. This should make the side fairly rigid.
Here’s a close up of he tongue slider. It’s made in such a way as to be one metal thickness out, so it goes over the rubber seal better.
Paint always makes things look nice
I took the braces off to paint them gray with three coats, so tomorrow they should be dry enough to install them which will really move me along on this engine compartment split task. I should take delivery on my new engine in about a week which will go fast so I need to keep moving along prepping things so I’ll be ready.
That was my day for a nice one.