Last Updated: February 19, 2006
Fred has provided a picture of his "Sanibel" at Puddingstone Lake, San Dimas, Ca.
Fred Gilbert, Pomona, California. Mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to Fred's Mast/Boom Crutches & Mast Raising System.
|Fred's newest modifications:|
I have added wood trim to the porta potti and a flat surface covering the original openning for the quarter berth to give me a place for my cooler. It can be locked down with a bungee, is out of the way, and is very easy to reach from the cockpit. Another mistake I have corrected is mounting the permanent battery charger, a Schumacher automatic model, on the side of the quarter berth and not on the battery housing cover. The original cabin lamp was moved to the hatch opening frame, big improvement. One is allowed to turn the light on without climbing down into the cabin. Next I finally dicovered a use for the sink, at least the openning for the sink. A wooden frame for the openning with circular cutout fits a bucket, also required by Coasties for bailing out a sinking boat but where does one store it. Now I have a waste basket that is easy to reach and isn't flopping and rolling around.
Fred has too much time on his hands. His updated electrical system.Look how neat it is.
Fred's "privacy" screen for porti-potti/changing area.
Due to the narrowness of the center cabin floor and the height of the port cushion, bi-fold doors or a sliding door work out best. I made louvered doors because I am thrifty ( tight ) and I wanted to see if I could do it. A front could be added but it really isn't needed. Cutting the entire walls of the bunk/bin area isn't needed but it would give more room (Area where porti-potti is located). As far as strength goes this was done a few years ago and I sail offshore in the Pacific exclusively with no problems.
Fred's detachable trailer lights.